January 7th, 2020
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FEBRUARY 4TH, Upcoming Disaster Assistance Training Program
We are kicking off 2020 with a series of  AIA Disaster Training workshops The first workshop will be held in Bloomington on Tuesday, February 4th. 

TRAINING:  Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training provides architects, engineers, and building inspectors with the knowledge to provide evaluations of facilities and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster.  All building industry professionals are welcome to attend. In addition, certain licensed practitioners will be eligible to perform post-disaster assessments after successfully completing SAP training as certified Building Evaluators: Licensed architects, Registered civil, structural, or geotechnical engineers and Certified building inspectors.

In 2008, AIA adopted and adapted California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) as the official AIA all-hazards post-disaster training. 
After successfully completing AIA’s SAP training, eligible individuals will earn a California-issued registration ID card. This nationally recognized certification is often required training for volunteer building safety evaluators nationwide. 
6.5 AIA HSW CEUs  will be earned. Approx. 4 weeks after course completion, AIA members will see credits recorded in their on-line profile. Only non-AIA members will receive certificates. 

Space is limited, don't delay! $140 AIA Members or Partners; $170 Non AIA Members
*** Attendees should bring their state license number(s ) and will have their photo taken for the CAL OES Identification card.

**More information below:

TIME: 8:30am Registration. Training ends at 5PM (a catered lunch will be provided). 
LOCATION:  Den At Fox Creek Golf Course. 3002 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington, IL
MEALS:  Continental breakfast and a catered lunch is included in the price.
MANUALS:  the cost includes 2 manuals,  ATC-20 Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings  and  ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Wind Storms and Floods.
TRAINER Rose Grant,   Principal at Rose Grant Architectural Services, Inc. 

AIA, CPCU, Ellsworth, Illinois

Rose Grant, AIA, CPCU is an architectural consultant and immediate past-chair of the AIA’s Disaster Assistance Committee. She has been active in disaster research for over two decades conducting field evaluations of hurricane and tornado damage, as well as ice storm and hailstorm investigations. From 1995 to 2018 Rose was engaged as a research architect in State Farm’s Technology Research And Innovation Laboratory (TRAIL). As a research architect Ms. Grant identified construction trends and conducted research to determine performance attributes of buildings exposed to natural hazards. She was responsible for liaison activities within the building research community and assisted with policyholder and public education on risk recognition and hazard mitigation. Rose has served on numerous national committees, most recently the National Institute of Building Science’s Multihazard Mitigation Council and the Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate as well as the NIST Community Resilience Panel. Rose holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Illinois and is a licensed architect. Ms. Grant is a California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) certified disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP) trainer. She has earned the insurance industry Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. And, Rose has been awarded several insurance / building related patents.

AIA ILLINOIS will be offering training throughout the state. In addition to February 4th in Bloomington, we will be hosting training sessions in Collinsville on March 5 and on April 2, at AIA Chicago.