Hurricane Harvey building evaluators needed in Texas

From: Minnery, Rachel [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:19 PM Subject: Volunteer in Texas?

Thank you for your generous offer to be of assistance to our friends in Texas.  The Texas Society of Architects (TxA) is mobilizing a roster of out-of-state volunteers who meet the following requirements:

certified by Cal-OES as SAP Building Evaluators;

  • prior experience assessing buildings post-disaster for wind and/or flood damage under the direction of a jurisdiction;
  • have your own ATC-45 field manual, Cal-OES ID card, safety equipment, supplies, water and snacks;
  • able to provide your own travel to and from assigned disaster area; and,
  • able to volunteer for minimum of two (2) consecutive days, though more than two (2) is much preferred and will be considered a priority.

To assist you while volunteering, provided by TxA:

  1. Coordination of modest housing with local emergency office (may be an AIA member host, or motel somewhat further from disaster area);
  2. Coordination of local transportation to/from damage areas to limit the number of vehicles and facilitate team assignments (please indicate if you will have your own vehicle); and record-keeping and reporting of all volunteer hours.

We realize this is a big ask, and we greatly appreciate your consideration.  If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in volunteering, please contact [email protected] for more information and next steps.

Rachel Minnery, FAIA LEEDap Sr. Director, Sustainable Development Policy

The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006

T (202) 626 7329 M (202) 480 5748 [email protected]

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