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ATC-20 Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings

This course includes procedures to conduct safety evaluations of buildings following earthquake incidents and will include CalEMA SAP. For more information go to Hover over "Recovery", and then, click "Safety Assessment" from the drop down menu. Those who successfully complete this course will be placed on an earthquake inspector database maintained by the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC).

Instructor: Scott Nacheman

Mr. Nacheman is a Vice President with Thornton Tomasetti; a Structures Specialist for both FEMA and the Illinois Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces; Chair of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) Emergency Response Committee; and, Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Disaster Response & Recovery Advisory Committee.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager: To Register, Contact Kate Mackz, IEMA, Phone: 217/785-9925, or email:

Course Timeline: 9:00-5:00 Monday 7/15/13, NIPSTA, Glenview; Friday 8/23/13, O'Fallon Public Safety Building, O'Fallon.

Registration Information: This course is being offered FREE of charge. Participant space is limited and openings are on a first come, first serve basis. Lunch is on your own. Please call or email Kate Mackz to register, Phone: 217/785-9925 or email:


Target Audience/Discipline: Architects: Earn AIA/CES Learning units, ATC -20: 6 HSW LUs, IEMA will report hours to AIA. Engineers: Earn Professional Development Hours, Engineers must self-report. Licensed professionals will receive an ID Badge from CalSAP. Photos will be taken in the classroom by the instructor. All other attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from CalSAP. All attendees needing an ID Badge or Cert. of Completion must complete the CalSAP Registration Form available at the end of the course.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




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Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
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ICS 300 & 400 Training
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