The GKC SAME Post is teaming with MO SAVE to offer a training workshop on March 9, 2018.
The Missouri Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation (SAVE) Coalition is a group of volunteer engineers, architects, building inspectors and other professionals that assists the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) with building damage inspections. After a disaster, SAVE volunteers are trained to move quickly to determine which buildings are safe to use.
SAVE Coalition volunteers are called to assist when a disaster such as a tornado or earthquake causes so much structural damage that local officials need help determining the safety of buildings. SAVE inspectors are trained in rapid visual evaluations to get people back in their homes and businesses as soon as possible.
If you’re an architect, professional engineer, building inspector or skilled construction industry worker with at least five years of verifiable general building design, construction or inspection experience, you’re eligible to join the SAVE Coalition. All that’s required is completion of a training course to become a certified team member, with recertification every three years.
The one-day course provides training and procedures for rapid building evaluations in the aftermath of a disaster. The Midwest is at risk for tornadoes and earthquakes, so the training focuses on quick inspections to determine whether homes and other structures can be used after these disasters.
Burns & McDonnell
9450 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Visitor parking is available near the entrance. Attendees should check in at the front desk upon arrival.
To register for this event, click here. Registered attendees will receive a SAVE Coalition Training Certificate. Training is provided at no charge and will provide 7 PDHs. This is agreat opportunity to advance your career while helping others. Space is limited so registrations will be taken until filled. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the GKC SAME Post.
For more information, click here.