Now Available! FEMA P-2090/ NIST SP-1254 Special Report

The joint FEMA P-2090/ NIST SP-1254 Special Report, Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time, is available for immediate download.  This report was requested by Congress as part of the most recent National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) reauthorization, and is the work of a Committee of Experts including more than 30 individuals from federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, disaster management professional associations, engineering professional associations, and professional construction and homebuilding industry associations.

The report provides options in the form of recommendations, tasks, and alternatives for improving the built environment to increase resilience and reduce the impacts of future natural hazard events.  It includes one overarching recommendation and six additional supporting recommendations. Across all recommendations, there are 17 tasks identifying necessary actions and nine possible alternative actions needed for implementation.  Finally, the report includes an assessment of the recommendations and describes a path forward for implementation.  

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In-Person Training of FEMA P-154,
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards,
in conjunction with the EERI 68th Annual Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
8:00am - 12:00pm
Parc 55 Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA

Cost: $35
(covers A/V and venue fees)
 
To register for the FEMA P-154 training ONLY, click here.
To register for the FEMA P-154 training AND the EERI 68th Annual Meeting, click here.

Purpose. Training on the Third Edition of FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, covers methods and processes that enable users to rapidly identify, inventory, and screen buildings that are potentially seismically hazardous before earthquakes occur. Local officials can use these data to plan and prioritize further engineering and vulnerability analysis, emergency-response needs, and mitigation projects. This training is based on the third edition of the document published by FEMA in January 2015. Although some of the material remains unchanged from the second edition FEMA P-154 (published in 2002), the Third Edition provides major enhancements.

Intended Audience. The target audience for this training includes structural engineers, architects, other design professionals, building officials, construction contractors, architectural and engineering students, and other individuals with a background in building design and construction.

Handouts. This training will include the following hard copy materials for each participant: (1)  FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook; and (2) FEMA P-155, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation. For additional copies, U.S. participants may request hard copies of these reports from the FEMA warehouse free of charge by calling 1-800-480-2520. Expedited and international orders may be made through the ATC Online Store by clicking here for FEMA P-154 and here for FEMA P-155.

Training Instructor. Michael J. Griffin, P.E. Griffin is a Principal and partner at CCS Group, Inc. in Chesterfield, Missouri and has over thirty years of extensive experience in the assessment of natural hazards - earthquake and high wind, for structures and nonstructural components, equipment and systems. He is considered an industry expert and has worked in the Midwest, west coast and Caribbean performing earthquake risk assessments and subsequent structural strengthening designs to mitigate the risk of buildings and nonstructural equipment and systems. Griffin served as a member of the Project Technical Committee for the development of the Third Edition of FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook, and FEMA, P-155, Rapid Visual Screening of Building for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation. Griffin routinely provides training and education sessions to engineers, management personnel, and students in natural hazards and risk assessments. He holds both a Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of California, Irvine and is registered as a licensed Professional Engineer in seven states.

Contact. Questions about this training may be directed to Veronica Cedillos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone: 650-595-1542).

Registration Information. This training is being held in conjunction with the EERI 68th Annual Meeting. Interested participants have the option to register for the FEMA P-154 training AND the EERI 68th Annual Meeting, or to register for ONLY the FEMA P-154 training.
  • To register for the FEMA P-154 training ONLY, click here.
  • To register for the FEMA P-154 training AND the EERI 68th Annual Meeting, click here.

About NETAP. Instructor services and expenses for this training is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP), which is a mechanism for delivering direct assistance to the public to increase their knowledge and ability to analyze their risk, make a plan, and take actions aimed at reducing their earthquake risk and supporting overall community resilience. NETAP is not a grant or cooperative agreement program, but a contract managed by FEMA to rapidly deploy training and technical assistance to organizations and communities. For more information about NETAP please visit the FEMA website by clicking here.

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