Notice of Upcoming CSCE Events

CSCE 2016 National Lecture Tour – Canada’s Infrstructure Report Card

DATE: April 28, 2016

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration, networking, and light meal
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Lectures

LOCATION: University of Toronto Stanford Fleming Building, Room 1105 (10 King’s College Road) 


CSCE Members: $15
CSCE Student Members: $5
Non-CSCE Members: $30

Canada’s latest Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in January 2016. As for the first one (was published in 2012), it was sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the CSCE and the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA). The 2016 CIRC reports on potable water, storm and wastewater systems, roads and bridges, building, sport and recreational facilities, and public transit.

The Report Card provides comprehensive, scientifically based, and standardized information on the inventory, condition and asset management practices of Canada’s core public infrastructure. It is intended to assist policy-makers, asset owners and managers in their infrastructure asset management, planning and decision-making.

One-third of our municipal infrastructure is in fair, poor or very poor condition, increasing the risk of service disruption. The survey asked municipalities to qualitatively assess their infrastructure according to a five-point rating scale ranging from Very Good to Very Poor. Nearly 35% of assets are in need of attention. Assets in fair, poor and very poor conditions represent a call for action. Survey results demonstrate that roads, municipal buildings, sport and recreation facilities, and public transit are the asset classes most in need of attention. The presentation provides a detailed overview of the CIRC process and results.


Guy Félio Ph.D, P.Eng., FCSCE, is R.V. Anderson’s Infrastructure and Facilities Management (IFM) Group Leader and an infrastructure management specialist. Dr. Félio has more than 30 years of experience in the area of municipal engineering and management as a university professor, researcher, consultant and policy advisor. During his career at the National Research Council, he led the Urban Infrastructure Research group, focusing on technological and management improvements such as InfraGuide. He was a City Councilor in Clarence-Rockland (ON) from 2010 to 2014. He authored the first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card published in 2012.

Nick Larson MEPP, P.Eng. is a consulting engineer with GM BluePlan Engineering where he works with municipalities on a variety of asset management and infrastructure planning initiatives. Nick represented the CSCE on the Project Steering Committee (PSC) that developed the 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card. Through his role with the PSC, he helped to shape both the survey that was used to collect infrastructure data from municipalities, as well as the structure of the 2016

TIME:  Light food & refreshments will be served at 6 pm. Presentation will start at 7:00 PM.

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