Taking place on February 21, 2020, the AIBC is hosting a one day Post-Disaster Building Assessment (PDBA) Training Workshop. AIBC registrants, architectural students, and those with building construction expertise who are interested in participating in PDBA are required to take training that aligns with provincial and international protocols and standards.
The workshop will include an introduction to earthquakes, with an overview of the different levels of response and ways building design professionals can help. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field about case studies and learn from their experiences. A regional context of the Lower Mainland will be applied when discussing building types and common forms of construction. An overview of assessments types (Rapid vs. Detailed vs. Engineering Evaluation, ATC 20/45) will be provided, as well as a review of the ATC 20 field guide and specific building types found in B.C.
During this workshop, tools will be provided for volunteers to perform assessments of structures in the aftermath of a disaster, as volunteers for local jurisdictions. Representatives from BC Housing, Emergency Management BC, and the City of Vancouver will provide municipal and provincial perspectives.
Morning coffee/tea, two breaks and lunch will be included.
Post-Disaster Building Assessment Training Workshop
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: AIBC Office, 100-440 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Cost: $180 + GST (If you have the ATC20 manual and will be bringing it with you, enter promo code: PDBA25 to receive $25 off)
Learning Units: 6.5 Core
Register by February 14, 2020