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APRIL 23, 2018 (Monday) | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Post-Disaster Building Safety Assessment Training 

SEAMASS is pleased to once again offer a full-day training seminar on methods to assess the safety and usability of buildings after natural and man-made disasters. This training can be employed by engineers and architects to assist government agencies in their emergency response to such events. 

This training program was last offered in September of 2013 in a collaborative venture by SEAMASS, the Boston Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Massachusetts Engineers & Architects Emergency Response Committee (MEAER), and all attendees became certified Evaluators under the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Safety Assessment Program (Cal-OES SAP), qualifying them to participate in emergency response activities in many states (soon to include Massachusetts).  Participants in this year's seminar who have an active license in any state as a Design Professional (PE, SE or RA) will also receive Cal-OES credentials. (Valid license numbers will be required for this certification.)  NOTE: 2013 certifications will expire this year, but re-certification can be achieved with an on-line refresher course.

Based on the Applied Technology Council’s well-accepted post-disaster methodologies and documentation guidelines ATC-20 and ATC-45 (for earthquake and wind/flood events, respectively), this SAP training course will provide engineers, architects and code-enforcement professionals with an understanding of the basic skills required to perform safety assessments of structures following disasters.  Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate examples of possible damage scenarios that a Second Responder could encounter and how to properly assess the damage and record it for later use by emergency management personnel.  Attendees will be introduced to the FEMA requirements and protocols for responders operating in a post-disaster theater which will prepare them to take the self-study online courses required of Second Responders who wish to perform post-disaster assessments.

About the Presenters:
The program will be taught by Scott Nacheman, MSc.Eng., AIA, the current co-chair of NCSEA’s Structural Engineering Emergency Response Committee (SEER). SEER is a national organization that has been assisting State SEAs since November 2001 in establishing and maintaining emergency responder groups that provide trained professionals to government agencies that are overwhelmed by large-scale disasters.  Mr. Nacheman has considerable experience in responding to disasters all over the country including Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. He will be assisted by David Grandpre, PE, SECB and Michael Fillion, PE, SECB both local Cal-OES trainers (Mr. Grandpre was one of the 2013 program speakers).  

Scott Nacheman, Msc.Eng., AIA
Director | Chicago office of DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Co-Chair, NCSEA’s Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER) Committee
Structures Specialist, IL Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force and DHS/FEMA US&R IN-TF1

Michael Fillion, PE, SECB
Principal | Fillion Group, Inc.
Co-chair, SEAMASS SEER Committee
Chair, NCSEA Existing Buildings Code Committee
Member, Structural Advisory Committee-MA State Bldg. Code  

David Grandpré, PE, SECB
Structural Engineer | CA Pretzer Associates, Cranston, RI

Structural Specialist | RI Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team (2005-2016)
Co-founder, RI Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force 7 (RI AEER TF7)

Space is limited; please register early to ensure a seat at this valuable training seminar.

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2018
Registration is from 7:30-8:00 a.m.; The program begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University, Burlington MA  Directions

Includes breakfast & Rebecca's Cafe boxed lunch
Includes copies of ATC-20 and ATC-45 for each attendee, plus pre-printed Evaluator Student Manuals.
$150  Presentation Plus 6.5 SEAMASS-Certified PDHs
$125  Government and Building Officials - Presentation + 6.5 PDHs
$100  Presentation only (no PDHs)
$  35  Students - Presentation (no PDHs) - Enrollment proof required
$350  Event Sponsor Opportunity



MAY 23, 2018 (Wednesday)
SEAMASS Annual Meeting & Dinner

Please save the date and look forward to joining your SEAMASS colleagues and leaders for our Annual Meeting and Dinner Celebration, on the evening of
Wednesday, May 23.

This year's event will be held at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA

Registration details are coming soon!


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