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AIA Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) Training

April 21, 2018
8:00 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
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AIA Maryland
86 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) Training provides architects, engineers, and building inspectors with the knowledge to provide evaluations of facilities and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster.

Join AIA Maryland for a training day led by Michael D. Lingerfelt, FAIA. Michael is a past-President of AIA Florida and former Chairman of the AIA National Disaster Assistance Committee. His volunteer field work experience includes: Hurricane Katrina (2004), the Northridge CA earthquake (1994), tornadoes in Birmingham AL (2011) and, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (2017).

All building industry professionals are welcome to attend. In addition, certain licensed practioners will be eligible to perform post-disaster assessments after successfully completing SAP training as certified Building Evaluators:

  • Licensed Architects

  • Registered civil, structural, or geotechnical engineers

  • Certified building inspectors

This full day, in-person, all-hazards, training course will include the SAP Building Evaluator Manual. Attendees will receive one field manual from the Applied Technology Council (ATC): ATC-45 Safety Evaluation or Buildings after Windstorms and Flood; or ATC-20 Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings.

AIA SAP instructors will share personal experiences from the field and will walk attendees through interactive case studies. Attendees will understand chain of command in declared disasters and safety precautions to deploy into the field.

AIA Members $150
Non-Members $180

6.5 LU/HSW

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Recognize the important role architects and associated building professionals play in disaster preparedness, response and recovery

  • Accurately conduct a post-disaster rapid building assessment and complete appropriate damage assessment forms

  • Deomonstrate understanding of the Applied Technology Council's ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods and ATC-20 Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings damage assessment procedures

  • Earn a Cal-OES registration ID card

  AIAPV members earn 1 point!




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