ATC20 Post Earthquake Safety Evaluations - Memphis, TN - 04/22/2009 Print E-mail

The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium is pleased to invite you to a FREE, one day training on the basic principles of building evaluations for earthquakes. This training will will provide participants material needed to comprehend –

Earthquake Hazard Overview

Structural Basics

Building Behavior

ATC20:  Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Structures

Field Safety & More

Course Information
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 Buildings.

This one day seminar will include both inspector training and "train-the-trainer" information, which is designed to provide in depth knowledge for those who are interested in teaching the ATC-20 methodology.

Course Materials
This course is designed to offer training to both new inspectors and those who would like the option to become ATC-20 trainers.  During online registration, please select whether or not you would like inspector or train-the-trainer materials.  Course materials include - 

Inspector Only  - ATC20-1 Field Manual
Train-the-Trainer - ATC20-1 Field Manual, 3-Ring Binder with course presentations (includes detailed speaker's notes)

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, and/or become volunteer inspectors for their State.

This training is being jointly sponsored by the following organizations:   The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, the Motorola Foundation, and Memphis Light, Gas, and Water.


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Registration Fee:  There is no registration fee for this workshop, however participant space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Workshop materials are being provided under a grant from the Motorola Foundation.

Date & Time
April 22, 2009
8:30AM - 4:00PM

MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center
4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road
Memphis, Tennessee

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