Register for these training opportunities when registering for the conference.

Tuesday March 31:
8:00AM to 3:00PM

National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program Training: FEMA P-154 and ROVER
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards (Third Edition) and Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk.

In this course, participants learn how to identify potentially hazardous buildings before earthquakes occur, according to the methodology set forth in the Third Edition of FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards. The training covers methods and processes that enable personnel to rapidly screen buildings for 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. Please note that the Third Edition document includes an additional level of screening form, as well as many other enhancements.

Participants will also learn how to utilize Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER). ROVER is open-source software that automates the paper-based screening procedures documented in the Second Edition of FEMA 154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, published in 2002. Building-specific data are entered into ROVER in the field via smartphones and other devices that have GPS capability, and are aggregated in a PC-based data server. ROVER includes many productivity-enhancing features, such as automated geolocation, integrated digital photography and sketching capabilities, and automated retrieval of site-specific soil and hazard data from U.S. Geological Survey maps.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ATC, with questions, 650-595-1542. 
Training limited to 60 participants. Cost: $35 facilities fee.

Tuesday March 31:
3:30PM to 5:00PM
National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program Training: FEMA E-74
Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage.

The training on FEMA E-74, Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage, describes the sources of nonstructural earthquake damage and effective methods of reducing such damage. Nonstructural failures have accounted for the majority of damage in several recent U.S. earthquakes. It is critical to raise awareness of potential nonstructural hazards, the costly consequences of nonstructural failures, and the opportunities that exist to limit future losses. Nonstructural components of buildings include all elements that are not part of the structural system; that is, the architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and other contents.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ATC, with questions, 650-595-1542.
Training limited to 60 participants. Cost: $20 facilities fee.

 

Friday April 3:

EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Workshop

This workshop will prepare members to engage in EERI reconnaissance activities following an earthquake in their area. The morning session is designed for students and will provide presentations about making reconnaissance observations in different earthquake fields. The afternoon session will be of interest to students and professionals and will train participants to use EERI data collection tools through a field exercise.

To Register:

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., EERI, with questions: 510-451-0905.

Training limited to 60 participants. Cost: $20.

Agenda

Morning Session

8:30 – 9:00     Registration & continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:10     Welcome & Introductions (Ezra Jampole, Stanford)

9:10 – 9:30     What is reconnaissance and what role does EERI play? (Jeffrey Hunt, Exponent)

9:30 – 10:30    Conducting damage assessments in structural engineering, ATC-20 procedure and Case Study (David Ojala, Exponent)

10:30 – 11:00   Break

11:00 – 11:45   Conducting damage assessments in bridge engineering (Marc Veletzos, Merrimack)

11:45 – 12:30    Conducting damage assessments in geotechnical engineering (Scott Brandenburg, UCLA)


Lunch

12:30 - 2:30     EERI Annual Meeting Luncheon


Afternoon Session

2:30 – 2:45     Registration

2:45 – 3:00     Tool Trainings: Clearinghouse Fieldnotes, Fieldnotes, EERI Batch Upload Tool (EERI)

3:00 – 3:10     Instructions for Field Exercise

3:10 – 3:20     Ice breaker (Led by SLC Members)

3:20 – 4:50     Field Exercise

4:50 – 5:20     Discussion of field exercise results (David Ojala, Exponent)

5:20 – 5:30     How to contribute/Closing remarks (Maggie Ortiz, EERI and Ezra Jampole, Stanford)

5:30                No-host Happy Hour (off-site)