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AIA Disaster Assistance Program Building Evaluator Training

The AIA Disaster Assistance Program Building Evaluator Training teaches volunteers to be proficient in California’s Office of Emergency Services SAP, the AIA’s preferred standard of training, and prepares individuals to become registered Safety Assessment Evaluators.

AIA Disaster Assistance Program utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments by doing post-disaster building evaluations. The training program for Building Evaluators is currently managed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) with cooperation from professional organizations. CalOES will issue Disaster Service Worker (DSW) ID cards to all professionally licensed volunteers who have completed the training. Those who are not yet licensed will receive a certificate and may contact CalOES upon licensure to receive the DSW ID card.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GGLO Space at the Steps


Trainer Steven Dombrowski, AIA, is the former chair of Architecture for Humanity Seattle and the current chair of the AIA Washington Council Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee.  He believes architects can play a key role in mitigating the effects of natural disasters by engaging in preparations before catastrophic events ever occur.  Steven is credentialed by CalOES as an SAP Trainer.

Trainer Eduardo Avelar, PE, SE is the Pacific Northwest Regional Engineer with Weyerhaeuser, in Federal Way.  Eduardo has more than 15 years of combined structural design, evaluation, material testing, and field investigation experience.


$75 AIA Members,  SEAW and AISC Members
$100 Non-Members
$40 Associate AIA Members and Students

*The training cost includes a Safety Assessment Program Training booklet and ATC-20-1 Field Manual. 

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Registration is currently filled to capacity; if any registrants are unable to attend, we will offer spots to the Wait List registrants in chronological order.

PLEASE NOTE: To maintain your registration as a Safety Assessment Evaluator, you will need to retake the training every 5 years.

For questions, please contact Missy Garvin, AIA Seattle Administrative Coordinator.



This workshop will be held at GGLO’s Space at the Steps in downtown Seattle. To get there, just walk Harbor Steps from 1st Avenue, stick the right and you’ll see a door 1/4 way down.


December 5, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Price
$40 - $100
Class Credit
6.5 LU/HSW


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


GGLO Space at the Steps
1301 First Avenue, Suite 301
Seattle, 98101
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