Course – Asset Management and Climate Resiliency

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POSTPONED – NEW course starting March 8, 2021 – POSTPONED

The online Asset Management and Climate Resiliency course be rescheduled. Please stay tuned!

The course consists of seven* (7) two-hour sessions delivered through an online video-enabled webinar platform. *Session 7 will be three and a half-hours in length.

It was designed to fulfill one of the knowledge requirements of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credentialling Program, but it can also be taken as a stand-alone course for professional development credits

Course Fee:

  • $625 plus HST (if pursuing the IRP credential )
  • $475 plus HST (if for professional development only)

Fees cover course instruction and presentation materials in pdf format. Participants will be provided access to course materials one week prior to the beginning of the Course. This training is intended for individual instruction, not for groups under a single registration.


Asset Management and Climate Resiliency

Infrastructure assets in Canada are valued at more than $1 trillion and municipal assets comprise nearly 60% of all infrastructure in the country. Although roughly 50% of these assets are in good condition, there is still an important asset stock that is in poor condition and reaching the end of its service life. Furthermore, the 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card has identified a high percentage of stormwater and public transit assets for which the condition is unknown.  

Meanwhile, most existing assets were designed to function under historic climate conditions and did not take future climate changes into account. Through its effects both on severe weather and average operating conditions, climate change is likely to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and intensify impacts. To maintain public safety and sustain quality of life, the impacts of climate change need to be understood and used to inform the ways in which we manage our assets.  

Asset management is an important and necessary tool for building community resilience in the face of climate change. It involves balancing costs, opportunities, and risks across different infrastructure types and life cycle phases. It is an iterative process that fosters a holistic understanding of complex systems and service requirements. When used effectively, asset management allows timely interventions (“doing the right thing, to the right asset, at the right time”) and makes systems and the services they provide to the public more resilient, sustainable, and affordable.   

Course Description

This Course introduces the fundamentals of asset management so that learners can identify the benefits and challenges of infrastructure asset management and link this to their own practice, including land use planning, operations and maintenance, finance, and risk management.  The course provides an understanding of how climate can impact assets and services, and the integration of risk mitigation and adaptation measures over the life-cycle of an asset. 

Course Objectives  

This course is designed to fulfill one of the knowledge requirements of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credentialling Program. It can also be taken as a stand-alone course for professional development credits.    

Learners will gain an understanding of all main elements of asset management systems such as inventory, diagnostic and condition assessment, performance and prediction, valuation, planning and life-cycle analysis, risk assessment and management, and prioritization of interventions will be evaluated. They will also come to understand the implications of climate change for infrastructure assets and how risk mitigation and climate change adaptation measures can be integrated over the life-cycle of an asset. 

Learning Outcomes  

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of asset management applied to community infrastructure and of the benefits and challenges of infrastructure asset management.    
  1. Describe the steps in developing and implementing an asset management strategy and plan for infrastructure and facilities.   
  1. Understand how to apply asset management principles to infrastructure including water and wastewater systems, buildings and facilities, roads, culverts, bridges and overpasses and other community assets such as solid waste, parks, and recreational facilities.  
  1. Understand how asset management be used to inform climate risk assessments, and how climate risks can be managed in an asset management system.  

Dates and Times (EST/EDT, check your time zone)

To be rescheduled – Session 1: March 8, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

To be rescheduled – Session 2: March 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

To be rescheduled – Session 3: March 15, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

To be rescheduled – Session 4: March 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

To be rescheduled – Session 5: March 22, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

To be rescheduled – Session 6: March 24, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

To be rescheduled – Session 7: March 29, 2021, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

Fees

Fees cover course instruction and presentation materials in pdf format. Participants will be sent information to access the five sessions following completion of registration and payment. Note that this training is intended for individual instruction, not for groups under a single registration.

$625.00 (plus applicable taxes) (for professional development and recognition as meeting IRP credentialling requirement) 

$475.00 (plus applicable taxes) (for professional development only) 

Participants will be provided access to course materials one week prior to the beginning of the Course. Note that this training is intended for individual instruction, not for groups under a single registration.