FEMA154 w/ROVER & ATC20 Workshop - Louisville, KY - April 26-27, 2012 Print E-mail

The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are pleased to invite you to a FREE, two-day training on the basic principles of rapid visual screening of buildings for potential earthquake hazards, and post-earthquake safety evaluations of buildings.  This training will will provide participants information and material needed to comprehend –

Structural Basics and Building Behavior/Earthquake Performance

Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards

Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER)

Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluations

About FEMA154:  FEMA 154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, provides training on how to identify potentially hazardous buildings before earthquakes occur. The methodology enables personnel to rapidly identify, inventory, and rank buildings according to their expected safety and usability during and after earthquakes. This information can be used to plan and prioritize further engineering and vulnerability analysis and identify emergency-response needs and mitigation opportunities.

About ROVER:  Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk, or ROVER, is software that automates the paper-based screening procedures taught in FEMA 154 and ATC 20. Building-specific data are entered into ROVER in the field via smartphones and GPS devices, and are aggregated in a PC-based data server. ROVER features include automated geo-location, integrated digital photography and sketching capabilities, and automated retrieval of site-specific soil and hazard data from USGS maps. 

About ATC20:  ATC 20, Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, provides training on rapid and detailed evaluation procedures for evaluating earthquake-damaged buildings and posting them as INSPECTED (apparently safe, green placard), LIMITED ENTRY (yellow placard), or UNSAFE (red placard). It provides examples of how to evaluate building damage conditions, assess the overall risk from the damage, and recommend which of the three placards should be posted on the building

Who Should Attend - Architects, professional engineers, building inspectors or skilled construction industry personnel.  First responders, emergency managers, and other interested citizens and volunteers are also encouraged to attend.  


This training is being presented by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management in partnership with the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and the Federal Emergency Management Agency


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Registration Fee & Materials
There is no charge for this workshop.  The course is being provided by grants and sponsorships from the Kentucky Division of Emergency  Management, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Space for this workshop is limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basisPre-Registration for this course is required by April 20, 2012.

All materials will be provided at the workshop.   Certificates of completion will be provided.

Date & Time
April 26-27, 2012
9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

The workshop is located at the University of Louisville - Shelby Campus.  It will be held in the Founders Union Building, Room 201.  Parking is available in the lot behind the building; this includes handicapped spaces.  The address of the workshop is:

University of Louisville
Shelby Campus
Founders Union Building, Room 201
9001 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40222

For general directions to the Shelby Campus, please visit:   https://louisville.edu/kppc/files/event-info/shelby-campus-map-and-directions.html

For a Google Map of the Shelby Campus,  please visit: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=founders+union+building+louisville+ky&hl=en&sll=38.251763,-85.581372&sspn=0.011442,0.024183&gl=us&hnear=Founders+Union+Bldg,+Louisville,+Kentucky+40222&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A

For a detailed map of the Shelby Campus, please visit: http://louisville.edu/geography/campus-maps/shelby-campus.html

For More Information
David Davis
Earthquake Program Manager
Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Phone:  (502) 607-5712
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Brian Blake
Earthquake Program Coordinator
Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium
Phone:  (901) 544-3570
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