Extreme Temperature and Intense Rainfall Inform Civil Engineering Design

Non-stationarity in future weather and climate extremes present critical challenges

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) present the on-demand technical session “Leveraging Earth System Science and Modeling to Inform Civil Engineering Design (Part I): Extreme Temperature and Intense Rainfall (AWI031623),” instructed by Dan Walker, Ph.D., A.M. ASCE, Mari Tye, Ph.D., C.Eng., MASCE, MICE, and Joseph Barsugli, Ph.D. Further, recommended attendees include geotechnical, structural and water resource engineers, project managers, design engineers, and research engineers.

The technical session addresses how non-stationarity in future weather and climate extremes, on timescales greater than 20 to 30 years, present critical challenges for civil engineering design, operations and maintenance (O&M). Accordingly, as a part of the emerging partnership between ASCE and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the two organizations formed the ASCE NOAA Task Force on Climate Resilience in Engineering Practice (Task Force).

The online session is the first in a series of three sessions exploring how civil engineers can leverage NOAA data, to address various climate-related hazards during the design phase of infrastructure projects. Also, the technical webinar offers an overview of how the Task Force is shaping the new ASCE NOAA Partnership (as described in the recently signed memorandum of understanding between ASCE and NOAA), and how ASCE members can help the development of joint actions.

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

(Source: American Society of Civil Engineers)

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Solving today’s engineering problems and preparing stakeholders for the future of digital engineering

The Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022: Civil Products Keynote event features Francois Valois, Vice President of Civil Design at Bentley Systems, and Mo Harmon, Director of Industry Strategy and Civil Infrastructure at Bentley Systems. Bentley’s civil design products solve today’s engineering problems and prepare stakeholders for the future of digital engineering. During the Civil Products Keynote event, Francois Valois and Mo Harmon discuss leading software and technology advancements across numerous transportation disciplines.

From an industry perspective, federal and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) across the United States warn of labor shortages, as a result of retirement, education, and demand. Beyond the U.S., labor shortages present a worldwide challenge. With respect to education, college enrollment in civil engineering is down 60% since 1994. To compound our challenges, new demand is outpacing current capacity of DOTs and consultants. In response to the challenges confronting civil engineering and transportation disciplines, the speakers discuss innovation supported by people, process, and technology.

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ClimaTwin at the Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022

Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022 — The Future of Digital Engineering is Now

Solving today’s engineering problems and preparing stakeholders for the future of digital engineering

The Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022: Civil Products Keynote event features Francois Valois, Vice President of Civil Design at Bentley Systems, and Mo Harmon, Director of Industry Strategy and Civil Infrastructure at Bentley Systems. Bentley’s civil design products solve today’s engineering problems and prepare stakeholders for the future of digital engineering. During the Civil Products Keynote event, Francois Valois and Mo Harmon discuss leading software and technology advancements across numerous transportation disciplines.

From an industry perspective, federal and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) across the United States warn of labor shortages, as a result of retirement, education, and demand. Beyond the U.S., labor shortages present a worldwide challenge. With respect to education, college enrollment in civil engineering is down 60% since 1994. To compound our challenges, new demand is outpacing current capacity of DOTs and consultants. In response to the challenges confronting civil engineering and transportation disciplines, the speakers discuss innovation supported by people, process, and technology.

(Image Source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated)

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Making Infrastructure Resilient to Climate Change: A Code Red for Humanity

The January/February 2022 issue of Civil Engineering, The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers, cover “Making Infrastructure Resilient to Climate Change” and article “Responding to Code Red” by Robert L. Reid warns of “a code red for humanity.” Reid highlights how civil engineers are working to limit the emission of greenhouse gases, preserve resources, and promote resiliency. Mission critical goals aim to future-proof today’s infrastructure for tomorrow’s environment.

“Responding to Code Red” is the first in a series of articles on infrastructure resilience planned to be published in Civil Engineering magazine, with future articles addressing specific climate threats, damage mitigation strategies, and critical infrastructure operations. “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis” confirms that climate change “…is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe… in the atmosphere, in the oceans, (in) ice floes, and on land.”

As one of many examples, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) report highlights heightened risks to coastal areas. Continued sea-level rise will cause more frequent and severe coastal flooding and erosion. By the end of this century, extreme weather events that now occur once in a hundred years will most probably occur annually. In summary, “Responding to Code Red” is a call to action for future-proofing our infrastructure now and for future generations.

(Source: Civil Engineering, The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers)

© 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers.

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