Two upcoming courses offered by Engineers Canada will educate engineers on infrastructure risk assessment and on the legal implications associated with their practice in the context of a changing climate.
Both are required courses for engineers wishing to pursue Engineers Canada’s Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) designation. This certification provides an additional level of qualification and recognition for a professional engineer to oversee and perform climate risk and vulnerability assessment and assure than an infrastructure design has properly taken extreme weather and future climate into account.
The courses may also be taken as continuing professional development for engineers and professionals who do not wish to pursue the IRP designation.
November 7-16, 2017
This on-line workshop will provide participants with information about, and practice with, the PIEVC Protocol as a practical tool and process that systematically assesses the risks of current and future climate on public infrastructure. This will help engineers and other professionals to plan adaptive actions to improve infrastructure resilience to extreme weather and future climate.
December 6-7, 2017
Engineers have a professional duty to protect human health, safety and welfare and as such are subject to legal responsibilities and potential liability relating to climate impacts and associated damages on Canada’s infrastructure. As Canada’s climate continues to change, legal duties and standards of care are evolving to the point where relying on outdated standards and processes could be considered negligent. This two-day professional development short course will educate engineers on climate change law issues and the associated implications on their practice.
Both of these courses will be conducted in English.