Infrastructure Category

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Finalists In The Infrastructure Category

Your Question:

With the increase and intensity of weather events on the west coast, how can we design critical infrastructure (ex. bridges, power grids, roads) to be more resilient and better withstand such events?

The Background:
Climate change brings about adverse weather events from ice storms and floods to tsunamis and earthquakes. Here on the West Coast, these natural elements impact existing infrastructure like bridges, power grids, and roads, and will continue to do so as the effects of climate change progress.

The Challenge We’re Facing:
Existing infrastructure can be weakened or severely damaged as a result of the increasing number and intensity of weather events in BC. The need for critical infrastructure that is designed to be more resilient and withstand such events is high and will continue to be so in the future.

What We Need From You:
Bearing in mind how natural elements and the effects of climate change impact our infrastructure in BC, we need solutions for how structures like bridges, power grids and roads on the West Coast are going to withstand the growing intensity and frequency of weather events.

Judges will take the following criteria into consideration:
Ability to implement into current practices
Positive impact on career opportunities for skilled trades

SNC-Lavalin’s commitment to innovation

SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. SNC-Lavalin offers its clients a wide range of services and solutions in four key sectors:

  • Power
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining & metallurgy
  • Oil & gas

From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin’s 37,000 employees are proud to build what matters, transforming the world by bringing opportunities and sustainable solutions to communities.

SNC-Lavalin in BC

SNC-Lavalin’s projects in BC range from rapid transit systems, highways and hydro plants to ferry terminals, power transmission and drinking-water systems to facility operation and management. The firm is currently providing engineering, procurement, construction and financing on the Evergreen Transit Project in Metro Vancouver and the John Hart Generation Station Replacement Project on Vancouver Island.

SNC-Lavalin’s Commitment to the STEM Spotlight Awards

As a global engineering leader, SNC-Lavalin supports initiatives such as the STEM Spotlight Awards that promote innovation and fresh thinking, particularly among the next generation of thinkers. As a major employer in the STEM field, SNC-Lavalin is committed to raising awareness of the exciting career opportunities in this important and growing industry. It will be interesting to see how BC students address the challenge:

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