Training - Public
Northern Infrastructure, Weather, Climate, Climate Change, Introduction to NISI Standards
Date and Time
Feb 25: 8:00am - 10:15am
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This course will enable participants to better understand the impact of climate change on the work of infrastructure owners, managers, designers, and developers in Northern Communities. Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) Standards have been developed to support the appropriate consideration of extreme weather, climate variability and climate change in the design, development, operation & maintenance of Northern infrastructure.
This Foundations module is required and is a pre-requisite to the other four optional modules based on the NISI standards. It provides an overview of Northern Infrastructure, Weather, Climate, Climate Change, and Introduction to the NISI Standards.
• Effectively describe the impacts of extreme weather, climate variability and climate change on infrastructure in the North
• Introduction to the NISI standards
• Public Works Foremen
• Public Housing Maintenance Managers
• Housing Managers
• Utilities Workers in Northern Climates
What is Included
All participants will receive a guide which includes the module presentations, note-taking sections, and copies of the CSA S500:14 (R2019), CSA S501:14 (R2019), CSA S502:14 (R2019), CAN/CSA-S503-15, CSA S504:19, CSA PLUS 4011:19, and CSA W203:19 standards.
Ed Hoeve, P. Eng.
Ed has 36 years of diverse geotechnical consulting experience in permafrost, geotechnical evaluations, earthworks design and construction monitoring. Over this time, he has developed a national reputation in the field of permafrost engineering and geotechnical engineering in the north. Over about the past 15 years, he has been increasingly consulted for consideration of the implications of climate change on foundations and earthworks in the north.
Ed has resided in Yellowknife for the past 30 years. The primary focus has been the delivery of consulting services to the community infrastructure and transportation sectors, and more recently the telecommunications sector. He has worked on projects in every community in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and visited 22 of them in the Northwest Territories and 11 of them in Nunavut.
Ed served on the technical committees that developed, and are now updating, two of the standards being presented in the course. He delivered a pilot of the training modules in Yellowknife in 2017 and the finalized program in Iqaluit in 2018, so has become familiar with the content of the four standards being covered in the course.
Moderating the Effects of Permafrost Degradation on Existing Building Foundations
Thermosyphon Foundations for Buildings in Permafrost Regions
Managing Changing Snow Load Risks for Buildings in Canada’s North
Community Drainage System Planning, Design, and Maintenance in Northern Communities