The morning of March 18 is one few of us are likely to forget. The M5.7 earthquake was Utah’s strongest earthquake since 1992. University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) has located 2216 aftershocks that have occurred through May 20.
On Tuesday (6.16) specialists from Reaveley Engineers will give an overview of the Magna earthquake as well as share photos and memories of the damage observed that day. The photos will shape a discussion around the code provisions intended to prevent observed damage as well as code performance. We will also give a brief overview of ATC-20 and the need for training, certification and coordination within our AEC community.
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Learning Objective 1: Overview of Magna Earthquake – magnitude, location, aftershocks, measurements from various sources, comparisons with other earthquake scenarios to understand and assess the public and community impact. Gain greater insight into the natural disaster through analyzing photos of the damage and the code provisions intended to prevent damage observed.
Learning Objective 2: Learn about the specific systems in place under Utah code and state law for building shutdowns and triggers for inspection. Understand how this system provides members of the public with safeguards designed to promote safety and public health after natural disasters.
Learning Objective 3: Develop an understanding of state and local government response for inspections under state and local emergency response codes and laws. Gain a deeper awareness of how long community members and businesses may be displaced from impacted structures in addition to the structural conditions required to deem structures habitable by officials. Learn how code performance is related to observed performance of structures.
Learning Objective 4: Learn about the ATC-20: Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and how it is essential to maintaining public health, safety, and wellness after a natural disaster. Understand the ATC-20 training and certification process and how it relates specifically to architects.