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Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment - the PIEVC Protocol

This six-week online course will provide participants with information about, and practice with the PIEVC Protocol (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee), a practical tool and process that supports the systematic assessment of the risks of extreme weather and future climate in relation to public infrastructure. It is a structured procedure using standard risk assessment processes to assess and fully document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future climate at a screening level, and related risks.
Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment - the PIEVC Protocol
Start Date:Sep 12, 2022
End Date:Oct 21, 2022
Delivery:6 weeks, Asynch and Synch Online
Price:$795.00 + GST
Course code: PALE096_Y2223F-01

This online course will be of interest to engineers and other professionals who are involved in policy, planning, procurement, pre-design, design, operation, maintenance, management and regulation of infrastructure and who, now and in the future, need to consider the changing climate for these activities.

You can learn more about the PIEVC Protocol here, or from the CRI website.

Learning Outcomes

In taking this course, participants will develop:

  • An increased understanding of the impacts and liabilities related to public infrastructure as a result of climate change;
  • An increased understanding of historical climate trends, methods for projecting future climate, and approaches for acquiring and applying climate data in infrastructure assessments;
  • A basic understanding of risk assessment as applied to infrastructure responses to climate change, and how to use the PIEVC protocol to support that risk assessment;
  • Hands-on experience with the application of climate change risk assessment for selected infrastructure examples;an increased understanding of formulating strategies and recommendations for addressing infrastructure climate vulnerabilities; and,
  • Insights related to the use of multi-disciplinary teams in assessing and addressing the impacts of climate change on infrastructure.

Learning Effort

The course consists of 5 hours per module (6 modules in total) + 5 hours devoted to an assessment(s). This equates to approximately 6 hours of learner effort per week, or 35 total hours.

Live (Synchrounous) Sessions

Wednesday September 21 @ 12pm-2pm EDT (9am-11am PDT)
Wednesday September 28 @ 12pm-2pm EDT (9am-11am PDT)
Wednesday October 5 @ 12pm-2pm EDT (9am-11am PDT)
Wednesday October 12 @ 12pm-2pm EDT (9am-11am PDT)
Wednesday October 19 @ 12pm-2pm EDT (9am-11am PDT)

Computer Requirements
A week prior to the course start date learners will receive an email from Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies with information on how to access the online course. At that time learners will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize themselves with the online learning platform. Learners will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: