Associated Engineering was responsible for two projects related to Sewer System Vulnerability Assessments on behalf of Metro Vancouver. Both the Iona and Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment facilities within the Vancouver and Fraser Sewage areas respectively, were co-funded by Engineers Canada and evaluated using the PIEVC protocol.
Associated assessed the vulnerability of the existing and proposed Engineering Building at the University of Saskatchewan to climate change, applying the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Risk Assessment Protocol. The project was a unique application of the PIEVC protocol on a future building.
The lower Pitt River is a low-gradient, tidally-influenced watercourse that runs along the southeast side of the City of Port Coquitlam to its confluence with the Fraser River. To protect the city against major flood events, the Pitt River is dyked along the Port Coquitlam reach.
Recent extreme weather events have demonstrated that our climate is changing. At Associated, we believe we have a responsibility to consider climate change in our projects. Our experience includes designing sustainable buildings and other infrastructure, conducting climate change vulnerability assessments, and planning and designing infrastructure to adapt to our changing climate. Our goal is to continue our tradition of providing sound advice based on proven methods, while remaining leaders in understanding the climate change process and the associated risks to infrastructure and the environment, communicating climate change risks to clients, and incorporating climate change knowledge into our work in consistent and meaningful ways.
ACEC-BC 2015 Award of Excellence
Nanaimo South Fork Reservoir Energy Recovery System
Net Zero Design - Mitigating Climate Change
What is net zero design and why is it important?Read more
Reaching the tipping point of performancebased building design
Imagine a building that uses no more energy than the landscape that surrounds it.Read more
Leadership and responsibility in a changing climate
Across the world, including here in Canada, the climate is changing. In Canada, the average air temperature increased by 1.5°C between 1950 and 2010, which is about twice the global average increase over that period.Read more
Sustainable engineering integration helps mitigate climate change
The climate is changing. It is no longer a discussion of a future event, as we are already seeing the impacts of climate change on communities globally today.Read more
Building the business case for energy efficient buildingsRead more
City of Burnaby
City of Calgary
City of Toronto
Okanagan Basin Water Board
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
University of Saskatchewan
Vancouver Airport Authority