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. The process of inspecting these buildings is known as ATC20, or Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of
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
ATC20: Post-Earthquake SafetyEvaluation of Structures
Field Safety & More
This training is being jointly sponsored by the following organizations: Center for Earthquake Research & Information, Central US Earthquake Consortium, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, State Farm Insurance, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
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- THIS CLASS IS FULL -
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