Design & Engineering
Infrastructure refers to the broad set of systems that support our daily lives — from accessing reliable energy to accessing reliable communication; managing natural spaces to managing waste; moving people and goods to moving water — all of these systems support our society’s progress.
This immersive, 3-day conference-style Sustainable Infrastructure: Design & Engineering Course program teaches the emerging approach to infrastructure that considers both sustainability and climate resilience at every stage of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the integrated systems that support society. The course focuses on every aspect of infrastructure including best practices in building materials, energy, water management, waste management, stakeholder engagement and restorative design. You will learn the concepts, applications, and best engineering practices to create sustainable, climate-resilient infrastructure solutions that enhance the social, environmental, and economic well-being of the communities they serve.
Program Partner: Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Ontario Region
Funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
Live Online Teaching
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Achieve more than you expected in each burst 60 - 90 minute topic sessions over 3 days.
Understanding the conditions for sustainability and the role of infrastructure to create positive environmental, social, and economic conditions.
Applying lifecycle assessment and circularity principles to quantify the impact of infrastructure design.
Hours of Training
Course Content Breakdown
Introduction to sustainable infrastructure — key pressures, conditions, and metrics for sustainability.
Resource allocation in the built environment — enabling the adoption of circular economy, quantifying embodies resources and minimizing impact with lifecycle assessment.
Natural infrastructure, ecosystem services, and regenerative design.
Climate resilience, adaptation, and solutions through infrastructure design.
Purposeful, people-centric infrastructure through meaningful stakeholder engagement.
Emerging technologies, systems, and policies to support the transition to sustainable, climate resilient infrastructure.
Meet the speakers on the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program.
Participants must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college; or a relevant certificate in infrastructure or sustainability from a recognized university; participants may be accepted if they are in the final year of their post-secondary studies.
Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.
Tuition & Fees
Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.
$1500 + HST
$2000 + HST
Ontario (Public Sector)
$225 + HST
$445 + HST
Ontario (Private Sector)
$450 + HST
$670 + HST
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Circular Economy & Climate Change
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Certificates of Completion Professional Programs
Learn more about the Circular Economy & Climate Change Program and the five courses offered.
Sustainable Infrastructure: Design & Engineering
Sustainable Infrastructure: Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience
Leading Transition to a Low-Carbon, Circular Economy