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Free Webinar: Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis (FEMA P-646)  edit    delete

Category: Webinar
Description: Purpose. The Purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview of the planning, development and design of structures for vertical evacuation from tsunamis. After a brief overview of the tsunami hazard, webinar participants will be introduced to the concept of vertical evacuation from tsunamis. Examples will be illustrated from recent tsunami events. The webinar will then provide an overview of FEMA P-646 report, Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis (Second Edition), which was developed under the ATC-64 Project and updated under the ATC-79 Project in 2012. Recent development of a new chapter proposed for ASCE 7-16 on Tsunami Loads and Effects will be covered as it relates to tsunami vertical evacuation structures. The FEMA P-646 and ASCE 7 provisions will be illustrated through their application to development and design of a proposed vertical evacuation structure at Ocosta Elementary School in Washington. This Safe Haven project was initiated, planned, developed and designed with extensive community involvement, potentially leading to construction of the first U.S. structure providing vertical evacuation refuge from tsunamis.

Intended Audience. This webinar has been designed for building officials, emergency managers, engineers, architects, town planners, and others who may be involved in developing tsunami evacuation options for coastal communities.
When: Wednesday 10 September, 2014, 12:00 pm PDT - 1:30 pm PDT
  1. ASCE-7
  2. ATC
  3. design guidelines
  4. FEMA P-646
  5. tsunamis
  6. vertical evacuation