Bio

Konrad Siu has over 40 years of engineering leadership and asset management experience in both the public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Konrad Siu is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering.

Prior to his retirement from the City of Edmonton, he was the Transformation Manager responsible for leading and coordinating the establishment of a new Integrated Infrastructure Services department, Executive Director of a drainage tunneling and open cut team and Director of the Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy.  He established the Office in 2000 and was responsible for developing and implementing the city’s award-winning Infrastructure Strategy to address the growing needs of infrastructure investment.

He has been actively involved in advancing infrastructure asset management in Canada and has been invited to serve on numerous national committees, including the Canadian Infrastructure Report Card Steering Committee (member 2010 – 2012),  National Core Public Infrastructure Advisory Committee to Infrastructure Canada (co-chair 2009 – 2010), Public Sector Accounting Board Task Force on Assessment of Tangible Capital Assets (member 2006 – 2008), National Round Table on Sustainable Infrastructure and National Asset Management Working Group (member 2005 – 2008) and Decision Making and Investment Planning Technical Committee of the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure (InfraGuide) (vice-chair 2001 – 2005). He is currently a member of the External Review Committee to Infrastructure Canada and also a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Municipal Asset Management Program Technical Working Group.

Konrad Siu has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and institutes, including to the World Bank in 2006 and also as the keynote speaker at the Governmental Asset Management Congress in Dubai in 2013. Before his appointment with UBC, Konrad has been invited as a guest lecturer for several under-graduate and graduate courses at the University of Alberta and also at UBC since 2003,

Research Interests

Urban Systems Engineering (Master of Engineering Leadership Program)

Courses

URSY 530 Urban Systems Engineering

Publications

Al-Battaineh, H., Leeman, B. and Siu, K., ‘Optimizing Infrastructure Renewal – Edmonton’s Risk-Based Infrastructure Management System (RIMS)’, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 1st International Specialty Conference on Sustaining Public Infrastructure, June 6-9, 2012. Edmonton, Alberta

Alex, D. P., Leeman, B. and Siu, K., ‘Quantifying Financial Impacts of New Suburban Development: A Case Study’, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 1st International Specialty Conference on Sustaining Public Infrastructure, June 6-9, 2012. Edmonton, Alberta

Siu, K. L. and Cloake, T., ‘The Edmonton Approach to Infrastructure Management’. American Society of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Systems Committee of the Transportation & Development Institute’s ‘Infrastructure Reporting and Asset Management: Best Practices and Opportunities’. 2008.

AbouRizk, S. and Siu, K. L., ‘Standardized Risk Analysis for Infrastructure Assessment’. American Society of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Systems Committee of the Transportation & Development Institute’s ‘Infrastructure Reporting and Asset Management: Best Practices and Opportunities’. 2008.

Al-Battaineh, H.T., AbouRizk, S.M., Siu, K.L. and Allouche, M., ‘The Optimization of Infrastructure Budget Allocation using Genetic Algorithms’, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 33rd Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2005.  Toronto, Ontario.

Siu, K.L., ‘Edmonton’s Asset Management Experience’, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 1st International Specialty Conference on Infrastructure Management, Technology and Policy, June 2-4, 2005. Toronto, Ontario.

Cloake, T., and Siu, K.L., ‘Standardized Classification System to Assess the State and Condition of Infrastructure in Edmonton’, INFRA 2002 Conference, November 25-27, 2002. Montreal, Quebec.

Siu, K.L. and Cloake, T., ‘City of Edmonton Infrastructure Inventory and Investment Needs’, INFRA 2001 Conference, November 28-31, 2001. Montreal, Quebec.

Labatiuk, C., Siu, K.L., and Hodgson, J., ‘The City of Edmonton River Water Quality Task Force’, Water Environment Federation Watershed 2000 Specialty Conference, July 10-20, 2000. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Barth, R., Gourley, C., Hodgson, J., and Siu, K.L., ‘Stakeholder Participation in the Development of a Combined Sewer Overflow Control Strategy – Edmonton’s Project Working Committee’, Water Environment Federation Collection Systems Wet Weather Pollution Control Conference, May 7-10, 2000. Rochester, New York, U.S.A.

Bontus, G.J., Siu, K.L., Hodgson, J., LeBlanc, M. and Buie, B., ‘Edmonton’s Proactive Long-term Combined Sewer Overflow Control Plan’, Water Environment Federation 72nd Annual Exhibition & Technical Conference in Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment, October 10-13, 1999. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Barth, R., Gourley, C., Hodgson, J. and Siu, K.L., ‘Edmonton’s “Towards A Cleaner River” Campaign: Public Outreach and Stakeholder Involvement for Combined Sewer Overflow Control Planning’, Water Environment Federation 72nd Annual Exhibition & Technical Conference in Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment, October 10-13, 1999. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Lodewyk, S., Siu, K.L., Hodgson, J. and O’Connell, K., ‘An Innovative Partnership to Finance Major Sanitary Trunk Sewer Extension in Edmonton’, Water Environment Federation 72nd Annual Exhibition & Technical Conference in Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment, October 10-13, 1999. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Morgan, D., Rempel, G., Szoke, N. and Siu, K.L., ‘Combined Sewer Overflow Management Strategies in Western Canada: Case Studies for Winnipeg and Edmonton’, WEFTEC Asia ’98 Conference, March 7-11, 1998. Singapore.

Bontus, G., Siu, K.L., and Prince, B., ‘Quantification of Foundation Drain Flow Contribution to Sewer Systems’, 12th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, June 1-3, 1995. Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario.

Lodewyk, S., O’Connell, K., Siu, K.L., and Hodgson, J., ‘The North Edmonton Sanitary Trunk: Building Sewers Backwards can be Cost-effective’, 12th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, June 1-3, 1995. Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario.