The AIA Safety Assessment Program (SAP) (based on the CalOES program) provides experienced professionals who can quickly evaluate damaged structures, identifying those that are safe for occupancy to which people can return, while marking those that are unsafe or have restricted use. It accepts civil, structural, geotechnical, and architect licenses from any state, along with many ICC building inspector certifications. The program works in compliance with ICS, SEMS and NIMS, and has three trainings associated with it:

  • Evaluator Training trains civil engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. 
  • Coordinator Training trains local government representatives and licensed evaluators on how to estimate the local needs for the Evaluators, how to request them, and how to manage them and the information they gather. 

  • Evaluator Train-the-Trainer

Trainer:  Jeramie Rittiluechai, AIA