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Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Training

Friday, January 12, 2018
9am-5pm
$62 AIA Members; $75 Non-members
Includes lunch and all training materials
Click here to register

6 AIA CES/HSW LUs

Please register by 5pm Friday, January 5, 2018.

Become a registered Safety Assessment Evaluator and be prepared to help local governments perform accurate facility-safety assessments in the aftermath of a disaster.
AIA East Bay and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), will present an all-day training program available to licensed architects, registered engineers, or certified building officials and inspectors.

This full-day training will provide guidelines and procedures for making post-disaster building safety evaluations. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine whether damaged or potentially-damaged buildings are safe for use or if entry should be restricted or prohibited.

This training provides procedures for two different levels of safety evaluation and advice on evaluating structural, geotechnical and nonstructural hazards:

  • Where to look for damage.
  • How to rate the safety significance of damage.

About the speaker:
Statewide Safety Assessment Program Coordinator Jason Spotts is a civil engineer with over 15 years of experience.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this full day training, you will:1) Become proficient in California’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP)

2) Become registered to assist jurisdictions across California and the nation with accurate evaluation of facilities, buildings, and infrastructures in the aftermath of a disastrous event

3) Qualified individuals will earn a State-issued OES badge (in addition to 6 AIA/ CES HSW LUs)

From Cal OES: “The Safety Assessment Program 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. The program is managed by Cal OES with cooperation from professional organizations. SAP produces two resources, SAP Evaluators, described above, and SAP Coordinators, which are local government representatives that coordinate the program. Cal OES issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.”

 

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: April

Saturday, April 19, 2014
8:30am-4pm
Barkley Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Click here to register.

Join The Emerging Professionals for a day of volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Pleasant Creek Development in Walnut Creek. Help to build a home for a local family and give back to our East Bay community. No experience required. Hours count towards IDP! Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to join. Registration information will be posted in the comments when available. Have a great time, learn some things, get dirty, and give back!!! Also, to show our support for their efforts, we are requesting that all volunteers make a $20 donation (to cover basic building materials) made payable to Habitat for Humanity EB/SV. The donation can be dropped off or sent to the AIA East Bay office (1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612) or if you would like to donate over the phone you may call 510.803.3311.

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

 

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Walnut Creek

Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:30am-4pm
Barkley Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Join us for a day of volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Pleasant Creek Development in Walnut Creek. Help to build a home for a local family and give back to our East Bay community. No experience required. Hours count towards IDP! Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to join. Registration information will be posted in the comments when available. Have a great time, learn some things, get dirty, and give back!!!
Also, to show our support for their efforts, we are requesting that all volunteers make a $20 donation (to cover basic building materials) made payable to Habitat for Humanity EB/SV. The donation can be dropped off or sent to the AIA East Bay office (1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612) or if you would like to donate over the phone you may call 510.803.3311.

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

Help us make a home a reality for an East Bay family.  No experience necessary but register early as space is limited.

Visit www.habitatebsv.org for more information.

Please follow instructions for registration, but also let us know you will be volunteering by sending AIA East Bay a quick e-mail to events@aiaeb.org.

Registration instructions:

To register, click here:  http://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1608141

JOIN CODE INSTRUCTIONS:

If you do not have a profile:

Click “sign in” in the upper right-hand corner, and click “register” to create a new account.

As you make your profile, you must be sure to enter the join code – “EP” – so that you will be given access to the build day. If you enter the join code correctly, you’ll be able to follow the steps to register for this particular build day.

If you already have a profile, and do not have the Emerging Professionals join code:

Please add your join code –“EP  – to your account information by clicking on the “Your Account” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Verify your password, then click “Next” to add your join code. Toggle through the “Next” buttons until the system takes you to the Events page, where you can complete your registration.

If you already have a profile, and have the Emerging Professionals join code:

No need to re-enter your code. Please click “register” and follow the prompts to finish your registration.

Be sure to finish your registration so that we know to expect you! After you have successfully completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on your build day. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Questions? Call Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600 x11.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Saturday, November 23, 2013 8:30am-4pm

9507 Edes Avenue, Oakland 94603

Suggested donation to cover supplies, etc: $20; please mail a check by November. 20 (made payable to Habitat for Humanity EB/SV) to AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612. We will send all donations in one envelope.

Join the Emerging Professionals and Habitat for a day of building at our Brookfield Development (9507 Edes Avenue, Oakland 94603). No experience necessary! Wear work clothes and sturdy, close-toed shoes. Bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. Tools and safety equipment are provided. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. (minor waiver form)

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

Help us make a home a reality for an East Bay family.  No experience necessary but register early as space is limited.

Visit www.habitatebsv.org for more information.

Please follow instructions for registration, but also let us know you will be volunteering by sending AIA East Bay a quick e-mail to events@aiaeb.org.

Registration instructions:

To register, click here:  http://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1488913

JOIN CODE INSTRUCTIONS:

If you do not have a profile:

Click “sign in” in the upper right-hand corner, and click “register” to create a new account.

As you make your profile, you must be sure to enter the join code – “EP” – so that you will be given access to the build day. If you enter the join code correctly, you’ll be able to follow the steps to register for this particular build day.

If you already have a profile, and do not have the Emerging Professionals join code:

Please add your join code –“EP  – to your account information by clicking on the “Your Account” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Verify your password, then click “Next” to add your join code. Toggle through the “Next” buttons until the system takes you to the Events page, where you can complete your registration.

If you already have a profile, and have the Emerging Professionals join code:

No need to re-enter your code. Please click “register” and follow the prompts to finish your registration.

Be sure to finish your registration so that we know to expect you! After you have successfully completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on your build day. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Questions? Call Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600 x11.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:30am-4pm
9507 Edes Avenue, Oakland 94603
Suggested donation to cover supplies, etc: $20
; please mail a check by Sept. 23 (made payable to Habitat for Humanity EB/SV) to AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612. We will send all donations in one envelope.

Join the Emerging Professionals and Habitat for a day of building at our Brookfield Development (9507 Edes Avenue, Oakland 94603). No experience necessary! Wear work clothes and sturdy, close-toed shoes. Bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. Tools and safety equipment are provided. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. (minor waiver form)

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley:
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

Help us make a home a reality for an East Bay family.  No experience necessary but register early as space is limited.

Visit www.habitatebsv.org for more information.

Please follow instructions for registration, but also let us know you will be volunteering by sending AIA East Bay a quick e-mail to events@aiaeb.org.

Registration instructions:

To register, click here:  http://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1433316

JOIN CODE INSTRUCTIONS:

If you do not have a profile:

Click “sign in” in the upper right-hand corner, and click “register” to create a new account.

As you make your profile, you must be sure to enter the join code – “EP” – so that you will be given access to the build day. If you enter the join code correctly, you’ll be able to follow the steps to register for this particular build day.

If you already have a profile, and do not have the Emerging Professionals join code:

Please add your join code –“EP  – to your account information by clicking on the “Your Account” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Verify your password, then click “Next” to add your join code. Toggle through the “Next” buttons until the system takes you to the Events page, where you can complete your registration.

If you already have a profile, and have the Emerging Professionals join code:

No need to re-enter your code. Please click “register” and follow the prompts to finish your registration.

Be sure to finish your registration so that we know to expect you! After you have successfully completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on your build day. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Questions? Call Sidney Sweeney  at 510/464-3600 x11.

Volunteers Needed! City of Albany Building Inventory

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

Click here for details and registration

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.

 

Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training

Tuesday, May 22
8:30am-4pm
$31 AIA East Bay Members; $46 Non-members
Includes breakfast, lunch and all training materials
Click here to register

Please register by 5pm Monday, May 21.

Become a registered Safety Assessment Evaluator and be prepared to help local governments perform accurate facility-safety assessments in the aftermath of a disaster.
AIA East Bay and the Office of Emergency Services (now CAL-EMA), will present an all-day training program available to licensed architects, registered engineers, or certified building officials and inspectors.

This full-day training will provide guidelines and procedures for making post-disaster building safety evaluations. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine whether damaged or potentially-damaged buildings are safe for use or if entry should be restricted or prohibited.

This training provides procedures for two different levels of safety evaluation and advice on evaluating structural, geotechnical and nonstructural hazards:

  • Where to look for damage.
  • How to rate the safety significance of damage.

Upon completion of this full day training, you will:

1) Become proficient in California’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP)

2) Become registered to assist jurisdictions across California and the nation with accurate evaluation of facilities, buildings, and infrastructures in the aftermath of a disastrous event

3) Qualified individuals will earn a State-issued OES badge (in addition to 6 AIA/ CES HSW LUs)

From Cal-EMA: “The Safety Assessment Program 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. The program is managed by Cal EMA with cooperation from professional organizations. SAP produces two resources, SAP Evaluators, described above, and SAP Coordinators, which are local government representatives that coordinate the program. Cal EMA issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements. Training for this program is now eligible for Homeland Security Grant Program funding.”

 

6 CES/HSW LUs

Click here to register.