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Integrating Science into Engineering Practice: Current Activities of the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate

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Date
25 May 2022
Time
19:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online

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Overview

Join ICE Americas members on May 25th as she discusses “Integrating Science into Engineering Practice: Current Activities of the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate” with ICE Americas Members online.

Infrastructure is exposed, and potentially vulnerable, to the extremes of climate and weather, including heat waves, storm surge, high winds or floods. Engineering practices and standards defining the failure risk over infrastructure system's service are premised on historic events. While the impacts of changes in hydrometeorological events are well documented in the scientific literature, the translation into design codes and standards is lagging or has not even begun.

The Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate is actively developing information to support engineers as they plan and design infrastructure to ensure continued functionality, durability and safety in the face of future climate and weather extremes. In addition to recent publications, this Committee is working with a broad sample of the engineering community to identify the specific needs of engineers with regard to climate change information, and to coordinate with Federal Agencies to make the information available for incorporation into Design Codes and Standards.

Programme

12:00 – 12:10

Introduction by Julian Lineham, PE, FSEI, FASCE, CEng, FICE (Mountain Standard Time)

12:10 – 12:45

Dr. Mari Tye presents : “Integrating Science into Engineering Practice: Current Activities of the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate”

12:45 – 13:00

Introduction by Julian Lineham, PE, FSEI, FASCE, CEng, FICE, Open question and answer session

Speaker

Mari Tye

Mari Tye

National Center for Atmospheric Research

researcher

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Mari Tye

Dr. Mari Tye is a Researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO, and the Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate. Mari’s research focusses on the analysis of extreme weather and climate events in current and future climate, and the translation of this information into useable knowledge for decision-makers and designers. Mari completed her PhD in statistical climatology at Newcastle University, UK, spending part of that time as a Policy Intern with the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Adaptation Team. Mari is also a Corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. During her time as a civil engineering consultant in the UK, Mari led a design team delivering minor infrastructure designs, sustainable drainage solutions and flood mitigation solutions.

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Tom Compton