Monday, October 21, 2019
Marriott Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003
8:00am to 4:30pm
MA AEER TF is pleased to offer a full-day training seminar on the methods of assessment of the safety and usability of buildings after natural and man-made disasters. Professional Architects, Engineers, and Building Inspectors will become certified to assist local governments and perform safety evaluations of the built environment in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. Upon completion of this Training, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures habitability and will receive a nationally recognized Cal OES SAP registration ID card from the state of CA.
In addition to the training, MA AEER TF Director John Robinson will give a short presentation on how to organize an Architects & Engineers Emergency Response Task Force in your state.
This training program is being offered by the recently formed Massachusetts Architects & Engineers Emergency Task Force (MA AEER TF). The task force is a collaborative venture between AIA MA, the Boston Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), SEAMASS and TECET. Eligible participants including; Licensed Architects, Licensed Civil, Structural & Geotechnical Engineers and Certified Building Inspectors who complete the training will be certified to perform post-disaster assessments and receive a Cal-OES SAP ID Card. (Valid license numbers will be required for this certification.)
Based on the Applied Technology Council's well-accepted post-disaster methodologies and documentation guidelines ATC-20 and ATC-45 (for earthquake and wind/flood events, respectively), this SAP training course will provide engineers, architects and code-enforcement professionals with an understanding of the basic skills required to perform safety assessments of structures following disasters.
Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate examples of possible damage scenarios that a Second Responder could encounter and how to properly assess the damage and record it for later use by emergency management personnel. Attendees will be introduced to the FEMA Incident & Command requirements and protocols for responders operating in a post-disaster theater which will prepare them to take the self-study online courses required of Second Responders in most jurisdictions who wish to perform post-disaster assessments.
Important: To be recognized as a BSCES member you must login using your BSCES assigned username and password.
Please note: BSCES membership is handled through ASCE. To update your contact information, please visit their Manage Your Account page.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact us at 617/227-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust