2017 CPD Sessions

Post-Disaster Safety Evaluation of Buildings and Infrastructure Workshop on January 30, 2017

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is hosting an 8-hour training session on post-disaster safety evaluation procedures (ATC-20) to help you develop the necessary skills to properly assess damaged buildings for occupancy and use following a major disaster. Taught by Structural Engineers with hands-on experience in disasters locally and internationally, you will learn current methods for performing post-disaster safety evaluations of buildings and infrastructure.

Building safety evaluation exercises based on real-life examples of earthquake, tsunami, wind, and landslide damage from significant disasters in the U.S., Taiwan, China, Haiti, Chile, New Zealand and Japan will be presented.

Training topics include a detailed presentation of ATC-20 building safety evaluation procedures with an emphasis on the evaluation of critical hospital facilities:

  • CAL OES SAP (California Office of Emergency Management Safety Assessment Program) training and certification will be available to licensed architects and engineers and certified building inspectors and officials.
  • Training examples of damaged buildings from significant earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, windstorms, floods, and landslides the United States, Chile, Haiti, China, Japan, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
  • How do buildings and infrastructure structurally react to earthquake forces and other extreme loading?
  • Procedures and example exercises for buildings constructed from wood, masonry, concrete, and steel.
  • GREEN, YELLOW, and RED placards, what are they, what do they mean, and how do we use them?
  • When and how do you perform a safety assessment and post a building?
  • How to triage building safety evaluations and postings after a disaster?

The course will be offered live on January 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the AIBC office at 100-440 Cambie Street in Vancouver and remotely via WebEx (at the Emergency Operations Centre, 760 Vernon Ave., Victoria, B.C.). A catered lunch will be provided. The course fee is $250 for AIBC members and other registrants and $300 for non-AIBC registrants.

To register, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit theAIBC course registration page.
  2. Click “OPEN Click here to Register” to sign up for the in-person orwebinar attendance course.

Registration questions can be directed to AIBC Professional Development Coordinator Krista Sutherland at ksutherland@aibc.ca.