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Safety Assessment Program Evaluator Training

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

AIA California Council is offering a one day Safety Assessment Program Evaluator Training to train civil engineers, structural engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. This training is approved by AIA for 6.0 CEUs for architects.


Experience in dealing with threats like natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and explosions reveals that the number of total inspections due to nonstructural damage can be more than three times the number of red-tagged and yellow-tagged buildings. Most building departments do not have the ability to perform multitudes of such inspections in a short period of time, so a strong need exists to have a cadre of trained professionals available to assist local governments, along with a program to manage this cadre.

Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or building code officials, this course certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the California Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The program is managed by Cal OES with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA.

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  certification from the state of California, while also being covered for liability by the Good Samaritan Laws of California and for personal injury by the State of California.

The training will be led by Paul Poirier, AIA, LEED AP and certified SAP trainer. A field guide, workbook, lunch, coffee and beverages will be provided. 6 AIA Learning units and credentialing will be given upon completion of this training.

Download flier: SAP Disaster Training


February 22
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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IMEG Pasadena
300 N Lake Avenue, 14th Floor
Pasadena, CA
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