Free Webinar on Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific Registration Fe

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Free Webinar on Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
Registration Fee: Free
1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

To register, click here.

Purpose. This webinar will provide an overview of the FEMA P-1024/RA2 document, Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings, developed by the Applied Technology Council (ATC) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. This month, the document was recognized with the 2016 Excellence in Engineering Award of Merit in the category of Study/Research/Guidelines by the Structural Engineering Association of Northern California (SEAONC).

Intended Audience. This webinar has been designed for engineers, architects, building officials, and others who are interested in earthquake strengthening of cripple walls.

Handouts. All registrants will receive access to a PDF electronic copy of FEMA P-1024/RA2, as well as the accompanying documents, FEMA P-1024, Performance of Buildings and Nonstructural Components in the 2014 South Napa Earthquake, and FEMA P-1024/RA1, South Napa Earthquake Recovery Advisory:Repair of Earthquake-Damaged Masonry Fireplace Chimneys. Webinar handouts may also be ordered by contacting the FEMA Publications Warehouse, by e-mail:FEMA-Publications-Warehouse@fema.dhs.gov; phone: 1-800-480-2520

The handouts may be downloaded at the following URL:
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/103966

Colin-Blaney

Webinar Presenter.‎ Colin Blaney, S.E., is an Executive Principal at ZFA Structural Engineers in San Carlos, California. He has 25 years of experience in the field of structural engineering with a special interest in wood frame residential construction. Colin is a past president of the Structural Engineer’s Association of Northern California (SEAONC) and was chair of SEAONC’s Existing Building Committee between 2007 and 2010. During that time, he led the update to Plan Set A which is a prescriptive plan set developed to assist homeowners and contractors with evaluating and strengthening existing non-compliant cripple walls. Colin is the principal author of FEMA P-1024/RA2, and is currently serving as the co-Project Technical Director for the ATC-110 Project, Development of a Prestandard for the Evaluation and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Light Frame Residential Buildings.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each participant of the webinar on Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings will receive an electronic certificate documenting 1.5 PDHs. Each additional participant sharing the registrant’s computer may obtain PDH documentation using a form that will be provided as one of the handouts.

Registration Information. The webinar is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, free to U.S. registrants, and limited to 1,000 registrations. To register online, click here.

2016 ATC Webinar Program. To view the 2016 ATC Webinar Program of upcoming scheduled webinars and other events, please click here.

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