• This course: presents the requirements in the National Standard CAN/CSA-S500 for design and construction of a thermosyphon foundation system when identified as a design objective; and, prepares you to design and construct, based on CAN/CSA-S500, a new structure built on permafrost with a thermosyphon stabilized foundation.

  • This course provides guidance on CAN/CSA-S502 requirements for managing changing snow load risks for buildings within Canada’s North.

  • This course presents CAN/CSA-S503 design requirements, including operational and maintenance/monitoring needs and the proper function of Canada’s northern community drainage infrastructure.

  • This course: presents the requirements in the National Standard CAN/CSA-S501 related to assessment, design and construction in areas with permafrost soil; and prepares you to be involved, based on CAN/CSA-S501, with monitoring and remediating permafrost degradation around existing building or structures.

  • This course: introduces important considerations regarding weather in the north, climate, climate change, and environmental change; presents requirements in the NISI National Standards that were developed to address the impact of climate change on infrastructure in Canada’s North; and, examines how climate change can be considered in infrastructure planning, design, development and management.

  • Presented by: Mr. Bob Gaspirc, Chair, S250 Technical Committee Manager, Geospatial Competency Centre, City of Toronto.
    Mr. Laverne Hanley, Vice Chair, CSA S250 Technical Committee Manager, Mapping Services, Union Gas Limited
    Hosted by Mark Braiter, Project Manager, CSA Standards
    This first edition of the CSA S250, Mapping of underground utility infrastructure specifies mapping requirements for the recording and depiction of underground utility infrastructure and related appurtenances at or below grade. The Standard applies to proposed, existing, abandoned in-place, retired, or reserved for future use, underground utility infrastructure and addresses practices and procedures associated with the generation, storage, distribution, and use of mapping records to ensure that underground utilities are readily identifiable and locatable. The application of this Standard will ensure that accurate information about the location and nature of the underground utility infrastructure is captured and available for future projects. This video training session will address: The driving forces behind the development of the mapping standard. An overview of the S250-11 Standard. The intended benefits for, and impacts on, various community stakeholders and their operations.
  • We’re beginning to fully appreciate how the reliability, function and durability of built infrastructure may be adversely affected by the changing climate.Municipalities provide citizens with a range of essential services, many of which rely on built infrastructure to varying degrees.To deal with the demands of these new challenges it is important that municipalities, and those who provide services to municipalities, be familiar with the types of resources available to help assess and address the implications of climate change for infrastructure services within a particular region.This course provides a road map of available tools and techniques that support vulnerability assessment, risk evaluation and response planning.