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Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Change

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Register today for these Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Issues:

This June, Engineers Canada will be hosting two training events to help engineers adapt to a changing climate. Both are offered in the National Capital Region over consecutive days and can be taken individually or together. Each are a step toward achieving an Infrastructure Resilience Professional designation, a forthcoming certification offered by Engineers Canada.

  • PIEVC Training Workshop (June 8, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gatineau, QC) – This one-day 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 plan adaptive actions to improve infrastructure resilience to extreme weather and future climate.
  • Understanding the Changing Legal Climate: Canadian Climate Law for Engineers (June 9-10, 2016 at the Engineers Canada office, 55 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON) – As Canada’s climate continues to change, legal duties and standards of care are evolving to the point where relying on outdated standards and processes could be considered negligent.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. Successful completion meets one of the requirements to become a designated Infrastructure Resilience Professional, a certification forthcoming from Engineers Canada.

For information about either of these opportunities please contact David Lapp FEC P.Eng. Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada,613.232.2474 Ext 240, david.lapp@engineerscanada.ca.

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