The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management and our sponsoring
partners are pleased to invite you to a FREE, two-day 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 –
Central U.S. Earthquake Hazards
Structural Basics and Building Behavior/Earthquake Performance
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards
Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluations
About FEMA154: Rapid 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 FEMA154 and is a valuable tool for earthquake mitigation planning.
About ATC20: 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. This process is known as ATC20, or Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings. Attendees of this course will receive inspector qualification training, experience to become a team member for inspecting earthquake damaged buildings, and a field manual to guide their future work.
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. After
completing the course participants will be retained in a database of trained
inspectors, and in the event of an earthquake may be asked by the state to volunteer
for post-earthquake building inspections.
This training is being presented by the Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management in partnership with the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, Arkansas Electrical Cooperative, Arkansas Geological Survey, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
WORKSHOP RELATED INFORMATION
Online Registration - Click to Register for this Workshop
PDF Format Workshop Brochure - Click to Download
Registration Fee: Free, there is no charge for this workshop. The course is being provided by grants and sponsorships from the Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management Agency, Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Space for this workshop is limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. Please pre-register for this course by March 5, 2012.
Date & Time
March 8-9, 2012
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Arkansas Electric Cooperative
1 Cooperative Way
Little Rock, AR 72209
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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 Hotel
1212 S. Shackleford Rd.
Phone: (501) 227-6800
Please call ahead and ask for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative rate