ATC - 20 Webinar for Responders in Nepal
In response to the magnitude-7.6 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, the Applied Technology Council will be providing a 120-minute recorded webinar on the Second Edition of the ATC-20-1 Field Manual: Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, for free viewing (for a limited time). To view the webinar, please click here.
The purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview of the basic postearthquake safety evaluation procedures to those who are interested in responding to the earthquake in Nepal. Please note that in order to use the procedures in Nepal, the evaluator will need more comprehensive training, as well as an in-depth understanding of the local construction methods. Accordingly, would-be evaluators should contact engineering organizations in Nepal, such as National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET), for further information and training.
Professional development hour (PDH) credits or certifications will not be presented to viewers of this webinar. A 5-hour long in-person comprehensive training course is available on-demand from ATC and is better suited for training postearthquake safety evaluators. You may learn more about this option here.
The webinar is based on the ATC-20-1 Field Manual that was developed for the building inventory typical to the United States. The scope of the procedures are for buildings only and do not cover other structures, such as bridges and dams. The evaluation forms and posting placards contained within the document can be downloaded for free from here. A copy of the ATC-20-1 Field Manual is highly recommended for reference. A printed copy of the ATC-20-1 Field Manual can be obtained here. An electronic version of the ATC-20-1 Field Manual is not available.