FEMA154 w/ROVER & ATC20 Webinar Training - April 26-27, 2012 Print E-mail

The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and our partner organizations 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" in multiple states.  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 location.

COURSE LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION (online registration required)

Alabama
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 County Road 41
Clanton, Alabama

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Georgia
Federal Emergency Management Agency 
3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia

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Kentucky
McCracken County EOC                         
3700 Coleman Road
Paducah, Kentucky 

 

Floyd County  Health Department
283 Goble Street
Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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North Carolina                                   
City of Greensboro
Melvin Municipal Building
300 W. Washington St.
Greensboro, North Carolina

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Tennessee*
Johnson City Transit Building
1st Floor Training Room
137 W. Market Street
Johnson City, Tennessee

*This class will ONLY be offering Day 1 of
the workshop on April 26 ONLY

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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 basisPre-Registration for this course is required by April 24, 2012.

All necessary materials will be provided at the workshop.   Certificates of completion will be provided.

Date & Time
April 26-27, 2012
9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Location
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
Earthquake Program Coordinator
Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium
Phone:  (901) 544-3570
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