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Volunteers Needed! City of Albany Building Inventory

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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 9am
Albany City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

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The City of Albany and EERI’s Northern California Chapter are looking for volunteers to survey buildings in Albany. The data collected will be used for an Albany-specific HAZUS run to help identify the city’s seismic vulnerabilities as part of the Chapter’s Adopt-a-City initiative (http://www.eerinc.org/?page_id=1015).

Volunteers will survey neighborhoods on foot and compile basic information about buildings onto provided forms (paper and electronic). It’s a great opportunity to get some fresh air, meet like-minded seismic advocates, and contribute a valuable public service in increasing seismic safety for the City of Albany.

The survey will be conducted on Saturday, June 8th, 2013. Volunteers will meet at Albany City Hall at 1000 San Pablo Avenue and sign-in for light breakfast and a short training talk (starts at 9:00 am) covering administrative, safety, and technical points. Around 10:00 am volunteers will disperse in teams of two to three people to designated neighborhoods, and conduct the surveys, then re-convene at 1pm for lunch and data entry. Hopefully most volunteers will be able to go out for a few more hours in the  afternoon, and cold drinks and snacks will be available at 3pm. Sign up!

As many volunteers as possible are needed, so save the date and sign up today! Please register http://www.eerinc.org/?p=1465 by May 31st if you are available to help.  If you think it will be difficult for you to reach Albany on a Saturday morning, indicate it on the form, for possible car pool or BART pick-up.

 

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