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Disaster Assistance Building Evaluator Training Workshop
Tuesday, November 27
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Light Breakfast and Lunch
Hosted by the MA Architects & Engineers for Emergency Response Task Force
6.5 HSW CEUs | 6.5 PDHs | Credit has been approved for Building Officials
This workshop certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The program is managed by the California Office of Emergency Services with cooperation from professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section and the Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts.
This workshop will allow professional Architects, Engineers, and building inspectors to become certified to assist local governments and perform safety evaluations of the built environment in the aftermath of a natural disaster or catastrophe. It will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, as well as wind and water damage. Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate examples of possible damage scenarios that a Second Responder could encounter and how to properly assess the damage and record it for later use by emergency management personnel.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a nationally recognized Cal OES registration ID card from the state of CA. Attendees will also be introduced to the FEMA requirements and protocols for responders operating in a post-disaster theater, and will be prepared to take the self-study online courses required of Second Responders who wish to perform post-disaster assessments.
All building industry professionals are welcome to attend. In addition, certain licensed practitioners will be eligible to perform post-disaster assessments after successfully completing SAP training as certified Building Evaluators:
At the end of this training, the participant will be able to:
Non-licensed participants will receive credit and a certificate of completion, but will not be able to actively deploy in a natural disaster until they become licensed.