Safety Assessment Program

Session Title: Safety Assessment Program
Educational Track: Pre-Conference
Session Code: SAP030418
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: $180 (includes refreshment breaks)

Intended for licensed architects, engineers, and building code officials, this course certifies Participants as Building Evaluators in the California Safety Assessment Program (SAP).

The program is managed by Cal EMA with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. 

SAP, the preferred 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. It also teaches the appropriate protocol for coordinating with emergency managers to limit professional liability.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a Building Evaluator license from the state of California.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Accurately conduct a post-disaster rapid building assessment and complete appropriate damage assessment forms,
  • Earn accreditation as a Building Evaluator in the California Safety Assessment Program,
  • Recognize the important role the AIA, its member architects and associate building professionals play in disaster preparedness, response and recovery,
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Applied Technology Council’s ATC-20 and ATC-45 damage assessment training.

Content Leaders

Timothy G. Boyland, AIA

Partner, vengoechea+boyland ARCHITECTURE/URBAN PLANNING, llp

Verity Frizzell, AIA

Partner, Feltz & Frizzell Architects LLC, Point Pleasant, NJ