APEGBC Partners with Government on Post-Earthquake Building Evaluation Training

Posted on 16 March 2017

APEGBC will be developing a training program for post-earthquake building evaluation with a portion of the funding for emergency preparedness announced yesterday by the provincial government.

“This training program will combine the latest research with engineering expertise to provide a way to rapidly and effectively evaluate the safety of buildings following a seismic event,” says Ann English, P.Eng., APEGBC CEO and Registrar. “By equipping a pool of qualified professionals with the necessary tools and techniques to perform these assessments, we will be better able to respond to the needs of the community in an emergency situation.”

The training program will be based on the methodology employed in APEGBC’s award-winning Seismic Retrofit Guidelines, 2nd edition (SRG2), and will be delivered for qualified professionals, such as engineers, architects, building inspectors, and those identified as post-earthquake administrators. The goal of the project is to create a professional community with the specialized skills to provide post-earthquake structural assessments and aid in the immediate response and recovery efforts of all levels of government

For information, contact Peter Mitchell, APEGBC Director, Professional Practice, at pmitchell@apeg.bc.ca or 604.412.4853.

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