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Webinar on FEMA Publications on 2014 South Napa Earthquake

 

Wednesday, May XX, 2016 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
Registration Fee: Free
1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

To register, click here.

Purpose. The purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview of FEMA P-1024/RA1 and FEMA P-1024/RA2. FEMA P-1024/RA1, South Napa Earthquake Recovery Advisory: Repair of Earthquake-Damaged Masonry Fireplace Chimneys, recommends best practices for the reconstruction of earthquake-damaged masonry chimneys in one- and two-family dwellings to minimize risk of damage in future earthquakes. FEMA P-1024/RA2, South Napa Earthquake Recovery Advisory: Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings, addresses the earthquake strengthening of cripple walls and foundation anchorage in one- and two-family dwellings supported by elevated concrete foundation systems and cripple walls not taller than approximately seven feet.

Intended Audience. This webinar on FEMA P-1024, FEMA P-1024/RA1, and FEMA P-1024/RA2 has been designed for engineers, architects, building officials, and others who are interested in the performance of buildings in the South Napa earthquake, the repair of earthquake-damaged masonry chimneys, and the earthquake strengthening of cripple walls.

Handouts. The FEMA P-1024, FEMA P-1024/RA1, and FEMA P-1024/RA2 documents may be downloaded in electronic PDF format here: FEMA P-1024 and related Recovery Advisories

These documents may be ordered in hard copy format by contacting the FEMA Publications Warehouse (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; U.S. toll-free phone: 1-800-480-2520)

Webinar Presenters. Colin Blaney, S.E., is an Executive Principal at ZFA Structural Engineers in San Carlos, California. He has 25 years of experience in the field of structural engineering with a special interest in wood frame residential construction. Colin is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) and was chair of SEAONC’s Existing Building Committee between 2007 and 2010. During that time, he led the update to Plan Set A which is a prescriptive plan set developed to assist homeowners and contractors with evaluating and strengthening existing non-compliant cripple walls. Colin is the principal author of FEMA P-1024/RA2, and is currently serving as the co-Project Technical Director for the ATC-110 Project, Development of a Prestandard for the Evaluation and Retrofit of One and Two Family Light Frame Residential Buildings.
Kelly Cobeen, S.E., is an Associate Principal with Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc., in the San Francisco Area. She has 30 years of experience in structural design, with a special interest in seismic resistance of light-frame construction. Kelly has been involved in numerous code development, research, and educational activities, including the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings, the American Wood Council’s Wood Design Standards Committee, International Building Code and International Residential Code development, and the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project studying improved seismic performance for woodframe buildings. She is the principal author of FEMA P-1024/RA1, and served on the Project Review Panel for FEMA P-1024/RA2. Kelly is currently serving as the co-Project Technical Director for the ATC-110 Project, Development of a Prestandard for the Evaluation and Retrofit of One and Two Family Light Frame Residential Buildings.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each participant of the Webinar on FEMA Reports Related to the 2014 South Napa Earthquake will receive an electronic certificate documenting 1.5 PDHs. Each additional participant sharing the registrant’s computer may obtain PDH documentation using a form that will be provided following the webinar.

Registration Information. The webinar is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, free to U.S. registrants, and limited to 1,000 registrations. To register online, click here.

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