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Professional Development Seminar: Iowa Disaster Assistance Training
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Join us for the 2019 Iowa Disaster Assistance Training Course. Equip yourself with the tools you need to assist the public in the next natural disaster and learn how to protect yourself at the same time.

When: 3/14/19
8:30 AM
Where: Capitol Square Conference Room
400 Locust St
Ste 100
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Amy Spike

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Seminar Description:
This course is designed to train architects for the volunteer Disaster Assistance program in Iowa. Content includes learning the need, process, building evaluations, reporting requirements, and teamwork with multiple emergency agencies. All trades professions are invited to learn how to efficiently and effectly volunteer their time to assist, when a natural disaster is declared by the Governor, with building assessment to restore communities after these tragedies. 

Tom Hurd, AIA, Spatial Design
Edd Soenke, AIA, Design Partnership 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Evaluate the risks and associated needs of disaster assistance both for buildings and occupants.

2. Discuss the step by step process including rapid assessments and detailed assessments for all building types

3. Practice evaluation tools for structure, life, safety, health and welfare for short and long term

4. Master reporting requirements for state and national agencies and recommendation approaches for corrective action including sustainable and resilient design

Schedule of Events: 

Registration begins: 8:30 AM 
Seminar begins: 9:00 AM 
Lunch Break: 12- 12:30 PM
Seminar Ends: 3:30 PM 

Registration Pricing: 

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Regular Rate

AIA Iowa Member


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*AIA Iowa Members must sign-in to the website to receive the Member rate. Refunds will not be given if you register incorrectly. 

**Non Members can receive the Membership rate by becoming an AIA Member today, visit AIAIowa.org.

AIA Continuing Education

By attending this AIA Iowa Professional Development Seminar, AIA members will earn 6 AIA CES HSW LUs. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

Questions? Call AIA Iowa at 515.244.7502 info@aiaiowa.org. Due to planning logistics, no refunds can be given after registration is completed. 

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