Post Disaster Safety Evaluations Training Workshop

~Thursday, January 7, 2010~

Thursday, January 14, 2010
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost - $100 ASCE and NSPE Member / $150 Non-Member

American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley
2200 Avenue A
Bethlehem, PA  18017-2181

T: 610-865-4400

ASCE's Committee on Critical Infrastructure (CCI) and Lehigh Valley Section, and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers are pleased to sponsor the disaster management training workshop, Post-Disaster Safety Evaluations, in cooperation with California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and Applied Technology Council (ATC) in Nashville, TN. The workshop will focus on ATC materials, including ATC-20-1: Procedures for Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC-45: Safety Evaluation of Buildings After Wind Storms and Floods. The procedures were developed to evaluate the safety of buildings and other infrastructure systems after earthquakes, winds, floods, and fire. The procedures and guidelines are written specifically for volunteer engineers, as well as building inspectors and municipal engineers, who would be required to make on-the-spot evaluations and decisions regarding the continued entry, use, operation, and occupancy of damaged buildings and other facilities.  

Participants completing the entire training will earn 6.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and those possessing a U.S. Professional Engineer’s license will be eligible to be registered as California Office of Emergency Services (OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluators.

The registration fee for this workshop is $100 for ASCE and NSPE members and $150 for nonmembers.  Registration fees include all workshop materials, and a box lunch. Workshop participants will also receive a copy of the companion pocket-sized ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 field manuals, that summarizes the postearthquake and post wind, storm and flood safety evaluation procedures in brief concise format designed for ease of use in the field. The Field Manuals areas intended to be taken into damaged areas and used by those trained in the ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 methodology.