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Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201

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Held in conjunction with the EERI 69th Annual Meeting.

To register for the FEMA E-74 training ONLY, click here.
To register for the FEMA E-74 training AND the EERI 69th Annual Meeting, click here.

– Tuesday, March 7, 2017
– 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific
– Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
– 1401 SW Naito Parkway
– Portland, Oregon 97201
– Registration Fee: $35 (covers A/V and venue fees)

Purpose: Failure of nonstructural components—which include all components that are not part of the structural system, such as architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and contents—has accounted for the majority of earthquake damage in several recent U.S. earthquakes. In many cases, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other organizations had to spend excessive time and dollars for clean-up and repair due to nonstructural failures, thus impeding continued operations and rapid recovery. Nonstructural component failures can impede safe evacuation, delay rescue, and cause additional hazards such as fire following an earthquake. The purpose of this course is to describe, in simple terms, the sources and types of nonstructural earthquake damage, as well as effective methods and guidance for reducing the potential risks of injury and property loss from future earthquakes.

Intended Audience: The intended audience for this webinar includes building owners, facility managers, maintenance personnel, store or office managers, corporate or agency department heads, business proprietors, risk managers, and safety personnel. Design professionals, especially those that do not have experience with seismic protection of nonstructural components, might also benefit from this webinar.

Recommended Pre-requisite: Prior to the training, it is recommended that participants view a 30-minute independent study training, IS-325, Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation. The IS-325 training provides basic information on earthquakes, its impacts, and general mitigation techniques. The training may be accessed click here.
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