2011.04.09 - ATC20 Post Earthquake Safety Evaluations - Conway,AR Print E-mail

ATC 20 Post Earthquake Safety Evaluations of Buildings
April 9, 2011
Conway, Arkansas

Following an earthquake or a catastrophic disaster, there is an immediate need for damaged building inspections. Citizens must be kept from using unsafe buildings. Likewise, safe shelter must be provided for those left homeless. It is essential that qualified inspectors quickly identify safe and unsafe structures. A city’s building inspection staff may become overloaded and need more help.  This process is known as ATC20, or Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings.

Who Should Attend - Architects, professional engineers, building inspectors or skilled construction industry personnel with at least 5 years of verifiable general building design, construction, or inspection experience that are willing to volunteer as building inspectors after a disaster.

The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and its sponsoring partners are pleased to invite you to a FREE, one day training on the basic principles of building evaluations for earthquakes. This training will will provide potential inspectors and new trainers material needed to comprehend –

Earthquake Hazard Overview

Structural Basics

Building Behavior

Rapid Visual Screening

Evaluation of Structures

Data Collection Forms

This training is being sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management in partnership with the Central United States Earthquake Consortium,  Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., ASCE - Arkansas Chapter, the Arkansas Geological Survey,  and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 


Online Registration - Click to Register for this Workshop

PDF Format Agenda - Click to Download

Registration Fee:  Free, there is no charge for this workshop.

Date & Time
April 9, 2011
8:00AM - 4:00PM

University of Central Arkansas
UCA South Building
Old ADEM Building Bunker
2517 S. Donaghey
Conway, AR  72033
Directions: Click here for Directions

For More Information
Myra Jane Biggers
Earthquake Program Manager
Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management
Phone: (870) 935-8528
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Steve Sharp
Principal Engineer
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.
Phone: (501) 570-2467
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