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Introducing the Design Value Explorer – Integrating Future Climate Data into the Built Environment

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Stacey O’Sullivan (Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium), Rob Lepage, PhD., P. Eng. (Canadian Centre for Climate Services), Harshan Radhakrishnan, P. Eng. (Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia)
June 8, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

This session was held over Zoom Meetings. 

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Calling all building sector professionals! We are pleased to invite you to an interactive climate change training session on PCIC’s newest web-based tool - the Design Value Explorer (DVE). The DVE is the result of a collaborative project between PCIC, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Infrastructure Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada. 

The DVE provides revised climatic design data relevant to the National Building Code of Canada and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. The tool provides building professionals with historical and future-projected design values for all of Canada that incorporate projected changes in climate. 

This session will be jointly delivered by PCIC, the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. It will begin with the fundamentals of climate science and an explanation of key considerations for using the tool, leading to an in-depth demonstration of the tool itself. 

We will examine the unique data and features of the tool that will aid building and infrastructure design professionals in the consideration of climate change risks and the incorporation of climate change into design and construction phases. 

This session will include an interactive exercise to ensure attendees have a chance to use the tool, ask questions, and provide feedback. Feel free to explore the Design Value Explorer ahead of time, and come with your questions!

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