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ID
10-509-1448
Name
Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluator
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
6/30/2020 8:14:31 AM
Original Release
06/30/2020
Last Major Release
06/30/2020
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluator (Building Safety Evaluator) conducts Rapid Evaluations or Detailed Evaluations of buildings in incident areas, in accordance with Applied Technology Council (ATC) ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 guidance: 1. Rapid Evaluation: Provides an initial general evaluation of damage and safety and quickly identify and post unsafe and apparently safe structures, and to identify buildings requiring Detailed Evaluation or necessary restrictions on building use 2. Detailed Evaluation: Provides a careful visual examination of the building and its structural system and to evaluate questionable buildings, to identify necessary restrictions on building use or to identify the need for an Engineering Evaluation
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Leads Detailed Evaluations, in accordance with ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 guidance
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Leads Rapid Evaluations of buildings in incident areas, in accordance with ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 guidance
Type 3The Type 3 Building Safety Evaluator: Assists with Rapid Evaluations or Detailed Evaluations of buildings in incident areas, in accordance with ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 guidance
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. One of the following: a. International Code Council (ICC) When Disaster Strikes Institute b. California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) c. ATC-20 and ATC-45 programs with additional concepts of operations training
ExperienceBachelor's in civil or structural engineering or related field or a bachelor's in architecture or related field may be substituted for Type 3 experience at the AHJ's discretion.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Experience: Five years of experience in building design and analysis, including evaluation of existing buildings, field investigation, and construction observation
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the methodology and practices associated with: a. Evaluating existing structures or b. Field investigation or c. Construction observation or d. General construction 2. Ability to use GPS Experience: Four years of experience in building design or analysis, including evaluation of existing buildings, field investigation, or general construction, construction observation, or inspection experience
Physical/Medical FitnessNIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Moderate
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Completes all necessary refresher trainings or exams for training courses listed above; completes all necessary recertifications
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Currently licensed as one of the following: 1. Structural Engineer 2. Professional Engineer with a specialization in structures 3. Registered Architect 4. AHJ-approved equivalent of one of the above certifications
Type 2Currently holds one or more of the following certifications: 1. Building Inspector – ICC 2. Building Plans Examiner – ICC 3. Combination Inspector –ICC 4. Certified Building Official – ICC 5. Commercial Building Inspector – ICC 6. Master Code Professional – ICC 7. Residential Building Inspector – ICC 8. Residential Combination Inspector – ICC 9. Combination Dwelling Inspector – ICC 10. Combination Plans Examiner – ICC 11. Combination Plans Examiner – ICC 12. Building Code Official – ICC 13. Construction Inspector Division II – American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA) 14. California Division of the State Architect (DSA) Class 1 & 2 and Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Class A 15. Certified public works inspectors with a Construction Inspector Division IV certificate – ACIA 16. Professional Engineer 17. Registered Architect 18. AHJ-approved equivalent of one of the above certifications
Type 3Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor orders or provides a Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Strike Team Leader for administrative and logistics oversight
Requestor orders or provides a Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Team Technical Supervisor to manage and oversee this position
This position does not escort residents or provide cost estimates, advice on repairs/rebuilding, or design services
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Strike Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Team Technical Supervisor
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
FEMA, P-2055: Post-disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guidance, latest edition adopted
Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-254, Division D, § 1241(b)
Applied Technology Council (ATC), ATC-20-1: Field Manual: Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, latest edition adopted
ATC, ATC-45: Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods, latest edition adopted
California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP)
International Code Council (ICC), When Disaster Strikes Institute