AIA National | Post Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training

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AIA National | Post Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training

September 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or certified building inspectors; this course certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The program is managed by Cal OES with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. SAP is the training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a nationally recognized Cal OES registration ID card from the state of California.



  • AIA Disaster Assistance overview
  • Safety Assessment Program overview
  • Safety Assessment process and procedures
  • Building evaluation
  • Safety assessment exercise
  • Lifeline systems and facilities
  • Non-earthquake hazards
  • Field safety
  • How to volunteer with the AIA



J. Scott Eddy, AIA


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“When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August of 2005, it quickly became a force unparalleled in the history of modern disasters. Roughly 850,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, leaving countless residents with nowhere to go.
At the time, J. Scott Eddy, AIA . . .”  Read more here!


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