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Training/Formation NISI S503 Community drainage system planning, design, and maintenance in northern communities

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NISI S503 Community drainage system planning, design, and maintenance in northern communities


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NISI S503 Community drainage system planning, design and maintenance in northern communities

Who Should Attend

  • Public works foremen
  • Public housing maintenance manager
  • Housing managers
  • Utilities workers in Northern climates
  • Engineers

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Cancellation requests received more than 14 calendar days before start date of the event will receive a full refund less a $100 administration fee. Cancellation requests received within the 14 calendar days prior to the event start date will be non-refundable.

Substitution of event attendee will be permitted at any time prior to the start date. Participant substitutions are permitted at any time prior to the start of the event. Please ensure that the substitute has met any prerequisite requirements.

Payment must be received in full before the event. CSA reserves the right to cancel any event and will, in such case, fully refund all registration fees. No liability is assumed by the organizers for changes in conference dates, content, speakers or venue.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the challenges of designing drainage systems for northern communities based on unique environmental and climate conditions
  • Describe how climate change affects community drainage design and maintenance
  • Understand how changing rain and snow intensity, duration and change affect community drainage design and maintenance
  • Gain insight on how to design community drainage based on future climate projections
  • Define impact of climate change models showing increase in storms to design/construction of infrastructure in the north
  • Explain the importance of planning construction/ installation for seasonal considerations to incorporate into the project management/ planning phase
  • Determine when to use other standards that are referenced in CAN/CSA S503
  • Explain the limitations of community drainage (culverts, drains, bridges, run off) based on site conditions and level of risk to design to
  • Identify challenges/barriers and how to address them
  • Gain an understanding of the required materials, spare parts, and seasonal access/labor for required for installing community drainage systems

Course Overview

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

Course participants will understand the main components of a community drainage plan and system; how northern conditions can affect design, construction and management choices; and adjustments that can be made to technical methods (such as "time of concentration" calculations) when operating in permafrost environments in the North.

Why get Your Training From CSA?

In 2012, CSA Group was selected by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to develop standards to help address the impact of climate change in Northern Canada as part of the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI). CSA Group has actively been researching the role standards and codes play in helping to mitigate the risk associated with changing climate and its impact on infrastructure in various regions of Canada since 2005. Our training reflects the latest industry research and the experts of technical experts to help participants apply these standards.

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