Adapting Infrastructure for Climate Resiliency
The Role of Engineering in the Climate Crisis
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Online - Zoom
PEO York Chapter members are invited to attend the following event hosted by the Mississauga Chapter “The Role of the PEO in the Climate Crisis Issue” event.
The Climate Crisis is the key issue of our time and for future generations. Engineers are regarded as innovators and protectors of the public interest including the Environment. What should the role of engineering professionals be in dealing with the climate crisis issue? This meeting will explore one aspect of that question, namely, what should/can be the role of the PEO in the Climate Crisis Issue.
This promises to be a very interesting and informative meeting. The last half of the meeting will be for questions and comments.
Engineers play an important role in addressing the issue of climate change for the benefit of the public we serve. This presentation will discuss the principles of professional practice for engineers to incorporate climate change considerations into their practice as outlined in the Engineers Canada public guideline. It will focus on the example of improving the climate resilience of civil infrastructure and buildings that fundamentally support our health, safety, and quality of life.
About the speaker:
David Lapp (FCAE, FEC, P. Eng)
David is a professional engineer registered in Ontario who graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1978.
Following a career of nearly 20 years in consulting engineering and scientific investigation of marine navigation in ice-covered waters, David joined Engineers Canada as Director of Professional Affairs in 1997.
For the next 23 years he assumed a variety of roles at Engineers Canada in international affairs, engineering qualifications and practice-related guidelines on infrastructure and climate change, environmental engineering and sustainability issues related to engineering practice. In this capacity, David supported the development, implementation, and on-going program support for the PIEVC Engineering Protocol, a qualitative process to assess climate risk and vulnerability of civil infrastructure and buildings at a screening level.
Hossein Gilanmorad, EIT
PEO Mississauga Chapter