Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST
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Noll and Tam Architects 
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Berkeley, CA 94102

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Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training

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We are sorry to report that this event must be postponed - our instructor, Les Meu, will be performing evaluations in Butte County following the Camp Fire.  Be on the lookout for a new date in January 2019 - we will reopen registration when the new date is selected.

The Safety Assessment Program (SAP) provides professional resources to local governments to help with the safety evaluation of buildings and infrastructure after a disaster.  The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) manages the SAP in cooperation with partnering professional organizations.  Trained evaluators are essential in the first days after a destructive event to review the safety of potentially damaged structures.  After successfully completing the SAP training, eligible State licensed professionals will earn a certification and Cal OES SAP ID card.  This training is nationally recognized. 

SAP has been successfully utilized after the Loma Prieta Earthquake, subsequent California disaster events including recent firestorms, and through the interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) has helped local governments in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

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Lester G. Meu,

Lester G. Meu, a practicing Architect for 40 years and President of George Meu Associates in Oakland California, has construction field review responsibilities for firm projects, many in high seismic risk areas.  Since the 1989 California Loma Prieta earthquake, he performs post-earthquake private sector reviews of commercial buildings and offers ASTM Property Condition Assessments.  Lester is a California Office of Emergency Services Post Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator and both a Cal-OES SAP and AIA SAP Trainer.  His SAP deployments span from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to the more recent 2017 Northern California Firestorm.