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EBC Climate Change Program: The Challenge of Designing Systems for an Uncertain Climate Future

February 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pierce Atwood LLP
100 Summer Street
22nd Floor, Boston

This EBC Climate Change program explores the design and liability issues associated with designing resilient systems that are able to withstand increased demands due to climate change impacts. Traditionally, design professionals rely on historical data to design systems that have a 50 to 100 year timeframe. Due to the impacts of climate change, historical data may not be the appropriate basis of design for future systems. This EBC program will explore the dilemma that design professionals have in designing systems with uncertain design parameters. It will also explore the potential exposures and liabilities associated with designing for an uncertain future.

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Ample time is provided for discussion with program speakers during the moderated panel discussion.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Scott Turner, Director of Planning, Nitsch Engineering


  • Sandy Brock, Chief Engineer, Nitsch Engineering
  • Chad Cox, Civil Engineer & Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Barbara Landau, Counsel, Noble, Wickersham & Heart LLP
  • Deanna Moran, Director, Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts
  • Ellen Watts, President & Co-Founder, Architerra, Inc.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through February 12 Through February 22 After February 22
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $50 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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