Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment of Buildings

Date: November 7, 2014

Doug Smith, P.Eng., ATC-20 Trainer, City of Vancouver
Pat Ryan, P.Eng., Deputy Chief Building Official, City of Vancouver
Daniel Stevens, Director of Emergency Management, City of Vancouver
Steven Bibby, Senior Manager of Security and Emergency Services, BC Housing

This half-day seminar reviewed the role of the structural engineer in post-earthquake damage assessments following a major earthquake affecting the Vancouver region. It provided an overview of provincial and municipal emergency response frameworks and followed a review of the building damage assessment process which includes the following phases:

  • Windshield Inspections
  • Rapid Damage Assessments (ATC-20)
  • Detailed Assessments
  • Engineering Assessments

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