ATC20 Post Earthquake Safety Evaluations - Memphis, TN - 02/13/2009 Print E-mail

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.  The process of inspecting these buildings 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.

The 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 comprehend –

Earthquake Hazard Overview
Structural Basics
Building Behavior
ATC20:  Post-Earthquake SafetyEvaluation of Structures
Field Safety & More

This training is being jointly sponsored by the following organizations:   Center for Earthquake Research & Information, Central US Earthquake Consortium, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, State Farm Insurance, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.


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- THIS CLASS IS FULL -
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Registration Fee:  Free, This workshop is being provided under a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Date & Time
February 13, 2009
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Location
MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center
4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road
Memphis, Tennessee

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