FEMA 154 & ATC 20 Course
Fayetteville, Arkansas - November 20, 2009
Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards (RVS) was
developed as a pre-disaster procedure that can be implemented
relatively quickly and inexpensively within a community to develop a
list of potentially hazardous buildings without the high cost of a
detailed seismic analysis of individual buildings. This process is known as RVS or FEMA 154.
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. This process is known as ATC20, or Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings.
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.
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
Earthquake Hazard Overview
Rapid Visual Screening
Evaluation of Structures
Data Collection Forms
training is being sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Emergency
Management in partnership with the Central United States Earthquake
Consortium, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., ASCE - Arkansas Chapter, The University of Arkansas, Arkansas Geological Survey, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
WORKSHOP RELATED INFORMATION
Online Registration - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
PDF Format Agenda - Click to Download
Registration Fee: Free, there is no charge for this workshop.
Date & Time
November 20, 2009
8:00AM - 5:00PM
University of Arkansas
Engineering Research Center
Rm. 3517 (Dan Flowers Training Room)
700 Research Center Blvd.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-6407
For More Information
Earthquake Program Manager
Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management
Phone: (501) 683-6700
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.
Phone: (501) 570-2467
Suggested Local Hotels
Hampton Inn Fayetteville
915 Krupa Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Phone: (479) 587-8300
Fax: (479) 587-8301
Please call ahead for rates & availability