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AIAPF is pleased to bring you this one-day workshop where participants may become certified first responders!

When: 5/23/2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Buena Vista Library
300 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California  91505
United States
Contact: 626.796.7601

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SAP General Information

This year the chapter is focused on Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency. OES Training is the first of three special programs dedicated to educating and preparing our members in the event of an emergency. Programs to follow will delve into getting back to business after a disaster as well as cyber risk.

Are you interested in wanting to help the community and others following a disaster? Become Safety Assessment Program (SAP) certified!

Join us on Tuesday, May 23 for a day-long SAP training session, recognized by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). This training provides professional licensed architects, engineers, and certified building officials and inspectors the knowledge to assist local governments in safety evaluation of the built environment in the aftermath of a disaster.

SAP produces two resources; SAP Evaluators (for licensed professionals and building and safety personnel) and SAP Coordinators (non-licensed citizens). SAP Evaluator trainees who successfully complete the program will receive registration ID certification cards valid for three years.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will learn about the Safety Assessment Program and it’s Concept of Emergency Operations, Safety Assessment Responsibilities for Agencies and Organizations and Evaluator and Local Government Roles and Responsibilities

2. Attendees will learn about the Safety Assessment Safety Assessment Process and Procedures regarding Earthquake Effects, Windstorm and Flood Effects and Explosion Effects.

3. Attendees will learn about the Safety Assessment Building Evaluation and the Occupancy of Residential Structures to Reduce Shelter Demand plus Mobile Homes and Manufactured Homes and Historic Structures.

4. Attendees will learn about the Field Safety during Inspections, Critical Incident Stress Disorder, Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Marking System plus how to input the Building Assessment Safety Checklist.



Tuesday, May 23

check-in 8:00am

8:00am – 4:00pm (Evaluators)
8:00am -- 5:00pm (Coordinators)


Buena Vista Library
300 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505

Library is near the corner of Verdugo Avenue. Entrance to the parking lot is located on Buena Vista.


AIA Member $85

Non-Member $100

Lunch will be provided

Please register to secure your seat. No walk-ins will be accepted!


Agenda //

Both Evaluator and Coordinator trainees will train in a 7-hour long day, with one 15-minute break in the morning, 45-minute lunch break, and one 15-minute break in the afternoon. Coordinator trainees must take an additional 1-hour training focusing on their specific tasks as supporters to the Evaluators.

Trainees can reference the appropriate manual(s) here. Copies will be provided at training.
-- SAP Evaluator Manual
-- SAP Coordinator Manual

Instructor //

Gary L. McGavin, AIA
Mr. McGavin has over 30 years of experience in the design of public and institutional facilities including educational, transportation, healthcare, pipeline, nuclear and military facilities which have totaled more than a billion dollars in current value. He has specialized in Seismic Safety Issues and State level client advocacy. He has served for fifteen years on the California State Seismic Safety Commission (a direct Gubernatorial appointment). His background includes experience as a staff geologist and earthquake engineer. He has taught geology and soil science at the college level in the RCC Construction Inspection Certificate Program. He has taught architectural structures at Cal-Poly, Pomona since 1998 and is a full professor. Mr. McGavin was the Architect of Record for the Landers Elementary School which was situated less than 0.4 mi from approximately 12 feet of horizontal offset in the 1992 Landers Earthquake. This facility sustained virtually no damage (cosmetic ceiling tile damage only) and was immediately used as an emergency center by the CDF and Red Cross.

He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the American Institute of Architects (AIACC) Past State Director, AIAIC (Past President), the National Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), Past Member of the Riverside Uptown Kiwanis (Past Distinguished President), Past Member of the Riverside Cultural Heritage Board (Chairman 1987 and 1988), and the University of California Riverside Geophysical Society.

Mr. McGavin has worked for Wyle Laboratories as an Earthquake Engineer (projects included the Alaska Pipeline and nuclear power plants, Trident Submarine, B-1, etc.) 1973-79; Ruhnau McGavin Ruhnau Associates 1979 – 1990; HMC Architects 1990 – 1995; and from 1995 to 2014, has operated his own firm, Gary L. McGavin, AIA in Redlands, CA.

He is the author of numerous works including Earthquake Protection of Essential Building Equipment, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1980, is a co-author of Earthquake Protection of Building Equipment and Systems – Bridging the Implementation Gap, ASCE Press 2012, was a co-author for the Architectural Graphic Standards, 7th, 8th, and 9th editions, co-authored FEMA-454 Designing for Earthquakes-A Manual for Architects, 2006 as well as a wide variety of published research topics. He is educated in Geology (B.Sc., UC Riverside, 1973) and has a Masters of Architecture (Cal-Poly Pomona, 1978). He recently served the State of California on the CA Earthquake Early Warning System on its Specifications Committee.

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