Monday, January 3, 2011

Post-Earthquake Buliding Safety Evaluation Class

Announcing an upcoming training opportunity in Columbia County March 16th.

The course is ATC 20: Procedures for Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings. It will be an interactive class and will train individuals to inspect buildings for safety of occupancy after an earthquake. Manuals and a working lunch will be provided to students.

Topics covered will include:
* Evaluation procedures
* Case studies of wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel structures
* Considerations for inspecting various construction types
* The Posting System
* Structural basics

When: Wednesday, March 16th, 9 AM to 4 PM with registration starting at 8:30 AM
Where: Columbia County Roads Administrative Office, 1054 Oregon Street, St. Helens
Lunch: A working lunch will be provided
Materials: Field manuals will be given to each student.
Register: By calling 503-366-3931 or emailing

Pre-registration is required.
Registration closes Friday, February 25.