Given the infrequency of earthquakes in Colorado when compared with other parts of the world, it is easy to forget that Colorado has a history of earthquakes and they can and will happen again. The Rockies may look peaceful and serene, but they are the jutting, real by-products of ground movement and plate tectonics!
The webinar information is based on Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12): Providing Protection to People and Buildings, FEMA 395.
Numerous school buildings located in multiple States and U.S. territories are vulnerable to earthquake losses and damage. This includes potential:
- Death and injury of students, teachers, and staff
- Damage to or collapse of buildings
- Damage and loss of furnishings, equipment, and building contents
- Disruption of educational programs and school operations
- Inability of the community to use schools as temporary shelters
- How to assess and analyze your earthquake risks
- How to develop an actionable plan to reduce and manage earthquake risks
- How to initiate an earthquake risk reduction plan for existing school buildings that were not designed and constructed to meet modern building codes
- How to secure “non-structural” elements of the school facility
- How to apply “incremental seismic rehabilitation” to protect buildings and ensure occupant safety
- Why “incremental seismic rehabilitation” is an affordable alternative for school safety
Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST
Online webinar via FEMA Adobe Connect and Conference Line. Information will be shared upon successful registration. Registration is free! For more info and to register, please send your preferred date to participate, name, organization, address, phone number, and email address by fax to 650-593-2320, by email to email@example.com, or by visiting http://www.atcouncil.org/events.html.