The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and our sponsoring
partners are pleased to invite you to attend a FREE 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 (FEMA P-154)
Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluations (ATC-20)
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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Who Should Attend
Building officials, engineers,
architects, building owners, facility managers, emergency managers, risk
analysts, and other interested citizens and volunteers.
Free, there is no charge for this workshop. The course is being provided by grants and sponsorships from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP). Space for this workshop is limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. Please pre-register for this course by September 30, 2016.
Continuing Education & Materials
Certificates of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the training.
Course materials will be provided.
Date & Time
October 7, 2016
8:00AM - 5:00PM (Registration begins at 7:30AM)
MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center
4949 Raleigh LaGrange
Memphis, Tennessee 38128
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For More Information
Phone: (901) 544-3570
This training is being presented by the Central U.S.
Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW), and the Tennessee
Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).
About FEMA P-154: 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. Training will cover methods
to rapidly identify, inventory, and screen buildings according to their
expected safety and usability during and after earthquakes. Local
officials can use these data to plan and prioritize further engineering
and vulnerability analysis, emergency-response needs, and mitigation
projects. This training is based on the third edition of FEMA P-154,
which was published by FEMA in 2015.
About ATC-20: Following an earthquake or a catastrophic
disaster, there is an immediate need for damaged building inspections.
Citizens must be kept from using unsafe buildings. This training
provides instruction 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). The training demonstrates 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. These evaluations and placards can be used in planning and
executing evacuation, re-entry, and rebuilding strategies.