Webinar: Integrating Future Climatic Design Data and Coastal Hazards into Transportation Infrastructure Design
February 1, 2021
Fiona Hill (Manager of the NRC’s CRBCPI project);
Dr. Hamidreza Shirkhani (Research Officer at the NRC’s Construction Research Center); and
Enda Murphy (Senior Research Engineer at the NRC’s Coastal and River Engineering center)
Facilitated by: Alexa Bradley (Policy Analyst, Transport Canada)
Canada’s transportation systems, including bridges and roads, are often designed based on historic data, and are therefore not designed to accommodate the potential impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada is responsible for delivering the Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure (CRBCPI) initiative, which aims to develop the foundational science, tools, codes, standards and guidelines in order to integrate climate resilience into building and infrastructure design. By developing knowledge and tools that help decision makers design, operate and maintain their infrastructure assets, the CRBCPI enables communities, including vulnerable areas such as coastal regions, to be better prepared for climate risks.
This webinar included presentations by three experts from the NRC. Fiona Hill provided an overview of the CRBCPI initiative, Dr. Hamidreza Shirkhani introduced the initiative’s work on future climatic design data, and finally, Enda Murphy discussed tools for understanding risk and adapting Canada’s coastal infrastructure to a changing climate