Climate Change for the Engineer: Standardized Procedure for Climate Change Integration into Engineering Design

Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart, Victor Munoz, Christopher Stevens
Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
First presented: 
SMA Enviromental Forum
Type: 
Published paper
Category: 
Environmental/Social

There is agreement within the engineering community that climate change is occurring, and there is a responsibility to integrate climate change into engineering design. However, there are few best practices and no common standards of practice that provide a prescribed and/or consistent process for incorporating climate change into engineering design. This is a barrier in the ability to address the impacts of climate change to mining infrastructure. This paper describes a Standardized Procedure for Climate Change Integration into Engineering Design (SPCCIED), specifically developed to provide a practical, transparent, and consistent approach to the problem. This makes decisions easy to defend to both technical reviewers as well as non-technical interested parties, as subjectivity is removed.Ma

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