Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project

Tuesday, June 12, 2018; 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Canada’s climate is changing, and climate model projections suggest that greenhouse gas emissions will influence the climate for decades. Canada’s buildings and public infrastructure systems (bridges, roads, water and wastewater systems, transit, etc.) are designed based on historic data, and were not designed to accommodate certain extreme weather events being attributed to climate change. As such, there is a growing risk of failure of buildings and infrastructure. Under the Pan-Canadian Climate Change Framework, Infrastructure Canada is providing funding to the National Research Council of Canada to deliver the Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure (CRBCPI) Project to integrate climate resiliency into building and infrastructure design guides and codes. This webinar will provide an overview of the CRBCPI project, including progress towards increasing the resiliency of Canada’s buildings and infrastructure to climate change and extreme events.

Marianne Armstrong is a Research Council Officer with Canada’s National Research Council (NRC). Since 2004, as a member of the Building Envelope and Materials Group, she has been involved in projects addressing climate resilience including: wall-window interface design for wind-driven rain, the assessment of cladding technologies, and drainage and drying of wall assemblies. For over a decade, Ms. Armstrong conducted residential energy efficiency research at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology, where she helped to assess the performance of over 60 different housing technologies. She is currently managing a 5-year project on Climate Resilient Buildings & Core Public Infrastructure, to integrate climate resiliency into Canadian building and infrastructure codes, standards and guidelines. Ms. Armstrong is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, holds a MSc Industrial Design from University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a BSc Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

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