The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, our Member States, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are pleased to invite you to a FREE, two-day webinar style 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.
Course Format *(IMPORTANT)*
This training will be provided via a virtual
teleconference/webinar style format at designated "classrooms" at multiple sites. In order to participate in the training, you must be
present in one of the classrooms. The training will not be publicly
available on the internet, it will only be viewable at one of the
designated classrooms. There will be an onsite facilitator at each
classroom. The facilitator will direct questions from participants to
the course instructor, who will be leading an in person class in another
COURSE LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION (online registration required)
Registration Fee & Materials
There is no charge for this workshop. The course is being provided by grants and sponsorships from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and it's Member and Associate States. Space for this workshop is limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-Registration for this course is required by August 19, 2013.
Certificates of completion will be provided (6 contact hours each day).
Date & Time
August 22-23, 2013
8:30AM - 3:30PM EDT
Please use the links above to download the course flyer, which as all location and contact information for each classroom.
For More Information
Brian Blake, CUSEC
Phone: (901) 544-3570