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Infrastructure

Planning and Management

The World Economic Forum reported in 2019 that “the world will be facing a $15 trillion gap between projected investment and the amount needed to provide adequate global infrastructure by 2040 … worldwide investment in infrastructure is expected to be $79 trillion by 2040”.

Many public institutions have realized that simply “funding the gap” is not feasible nor affordable, and have turned to the concept of “managing the gap”; they are also focusing on the service. Good infrastructure planning and sound asset management help agencies do this.

We help public and private organizations establish rigorous asset management processes for their infrastructure, facilities, and buildings – as well as their natural assets, in line with recognized industry and international standards such as ISO 55000.

Our role is not to “write the plan” but to be your Strategic Advisor and Coach, and mentor your staff to learn by doing and take ownership of the process and produce actionable results. We can guide you to other service providers for additional support and asset management software decisions.

Our experience spans helping small municipalities to the Government of Canada – please feel free to contact us to discuss your particular needs.

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Climate Risks

Assessment and Adaptation

“By underestimating or underreporting potential risks, companies are not only leaving existing infrastructure vulnerable but are missing a crucial piece of the puzzle for future investments and facing costly retrospective measures.” (World Bank, 2019)

Understanding the risks to extreme weather and future climate uncertainty in an asset life-cycle context is the first step towards adaptation and resilience. Our approach looks at climate impacts from a wide range of angles determined in close collaboration with the client, and that can assess impacts on capital investments, operations and maintenance needs, human and financial resources, etc.

We understand that the technical expertise about the assets resides with the clients and work with their staff to bring out the essential information required for the risk assessments. If needed, we will partner with a climate data provider and climate scientists to support the assessment.

Our experience of more than 15 years of involvement in climate risk assessments ranges from single asset, systems, or community studies. Our process is scalable, adaptable to your organization, and links to your enterprise risk management system – please feel free to contact us to discuss your particular needs.

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Professional Development and Training

An educator at heart, Dr. Félio has been involved in knowledge creation and capacity development since the beginning of his career as a university professor at UCLA in the mid-80’s.

Our goal is to build new generations of knowledgeable asset managers and climate risks analysts that will change the way infrastructure and risks are managed over the life cycle of the assets.

Our training is done in a wide range of settings: virtual or face-to-face, small or large groups, through educational institutions or tailored to your organization - in English, French or Spanish. We bring a unique blend of expertise and practical experience so that your staff learns by doing in a friendly yet rigorous environment. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) or Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) can be available for the participants to fulfill their professional licensing requirements.

Courses and training sessions in the past have covered topics such as infrastructure assets management, public infrastructure investment planning and climate risks assessments.

New courses are under development are will be announced soon – so come back and visit.

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ABOUT

Dr. Félio is a Civil Engineer with a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He has close to 40 years experience in the field as a university professor and educator, researcher, consultant, and policy advisor. Guy provides expertise and support to project teams and clients in the areas of asset management and adaptation of the built environment to climate change.

 

During his career at the National Research Council, Guy led the Urban Infrastructure Research group, focusing on technological and management improvements for municipal infrastructure. He launched InfraGuide – a program that produced 55 best practices to support municipalities manage their assets and provided expert advice to Federal infrastructure programs.

 

Since 2005, when Guy was involved in Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) that developed the “PIEVC Protocol”, he has been focusing on incorporating climate risks in the life-cycle management of built assets – infrastructure, buildings and facilities, as well as natural assets.

 

In the past 15+ years, as the climate risks lead of multi-discipline teams, he worked on the climate risks assessments (CRAs) for a wide range of public agencies and private companies, and assets in several countries, including water, wastewater and stormwater systems, roads and bridges, buildings (residential, commercial, health facilities, institutional and industrial), hydro-electric utilities and mining companies.

 

Guy has been supporting First Nations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan identify risks to their community infrastructure to ensure resilience of services under climate change and develop Asset Management Plans.

 

In addition to serving as an advisor to public agencies for the development of infrastructure strategies and policies, he is very active on professional associations’ boards and committees. Guy is a member of the ISO TC292 – Security and Resilience and TC207 Environmental Management (which includes Climate Change) committees. He is involved in knowledge transfer through university education and professional training.

 

Guy was the Project Coordinator and principal author for the first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card published in September 2012, and Councillor in the City of Clarence-Rockland (Ontario) from 2010 to 2014.

 

Guy is fluent in English, French and Spanish

 

ABOUT
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Dr. Félio is a Civil Engineer with a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He has close to 40 years experience in the field as a university professor and educator, researcher, consultant, and policy advisor. Guy provides expertise and support to project teams and clients in the areas of asset management and adaptation of the built environment to climate change.

 

During his career at the National Research Council, Guy led the Urban Infrastructure Research group, focusing on technological and management improvements for municipal infrastructure. He launched InfraGuide – a program that produced 55 best practices to support municipalities manage their assets and provided expert advice to Federal infrastructure programs.

 

Since 2005, when Guy was involved in Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) that developed the “PIEVC Protocol”, he has been focusing on incorporating climate risks in the life-cycle management of built assets – infrastructure, buildings and facilities, as well as natural assets.

 

In the past 15+ years, as the climate risks lead of multi-discipline teams, he worked on the climate risks assessments (CRAs) for a wide range of public agencies and private companies, and assets in several countries, including water, wastewater and stormwater systems, roads and bridges, buildings (residential, commercial, health facilities, institutional and industrial), hydro-electric utilities and mining companies.

 

Guy has been supporting First Nations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan identify risks to their community infrastructure to ensure resilience of services under climate change and develop Asset Management Plans.

 

In addition to serving as an advisor to public agencies for the development of infrastructure strategies and policies, he is very active on professional associations’ boards and committees. Guy is a member of the ISO TC292 – Security and Resilience and TC207 Environmental Management (which includes Climate Change) committees. He is involved in knowledge transfer through university education and professional training.

 

Guy was the Project Coordinator and principal author for the first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card published in September 2012, and Councillor in the City of Clarence-Rockland (Ontario) from 2010 to 2014.

 

Guy is fluent in English, French and Spanish

38

Years of Experience

100+

Projects Completed

26

Project Countries

4

Awards Won

PROJECTS

PROJECTS

Development, application and capacity development: First Nations toolkit for the assessment of climate risks and asset management

Climate risks assessment of two Federal buildings in
Quebec City

Distribution System Climate Risk
and Vulnerability Assessment -
Hydro Ottawa

Climate Change Impacts
on Four Bridges
in Honduras

Combined Sewer Infrastructure Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment - Montreal

Facilitation and Development of Strategic Plan
British Columbia

Climate Risk Assessment of

Mining Operations

- ArcelorMittal Mining (Canada)

Comparing Levels of Service (LoS) between a First Nation and a Municipality: Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador

Photo credit:ArcelorMittal

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Climate Risks Assessment course - Testimonials

"Provides a complete view of risk management and climate risk management, giving special focus on asset management, something which I feel is not yet fully integrated into climate analysis today, thus making it very relevant."

(Program Officer, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.)

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CONTACT

CONTACT

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For any inquiries, please fill in the Contact Us form below. Thanks for your interest. - GF

Office Location

Orleans (Ottawa)

Ontario, Canada

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