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2-Day Virtual Safety Assessment Program

August 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm HST


August 15, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm HST
Event Category:


Virtual (Zoom)

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Event Series Event Series: Safety Assessment Program
This program is full, and the waitlist has been closed. Mahalo for your interest. We hope to offer SAP training annually.

In light of the tragic situations on Maui and the Big Island, AIA Hawaii is offering a Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training which prepares architects, engineers, and building inspectors with the knowledge to provide evaluations of facilities and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster.

This is a 2-day training program (you must attend both days, August 15 and 17) will be held virtually through Zoom.


  • Licensed architects
  • Registered civil, structural, or geotechnical engineers
  • Certified building inspectors

All building industry professionals are welcome to attend. Certain licensed practitioners will be eligible to perform post-disaster assessments after successfully completing SAP training as certified Building Evaluators.

Partiality will be given to Maui architects, followed by AIA members and SEAOH members, and then other architects.  We are limited to 70 total participants by CalOES rules.


After successfully completing the SAP training, eligible individuals will earn a nationally recognized certification, which is often part of the required training for volunteer building safety evaluators nationwide.


Kenneth Filarski, FAIA, LEED Fellow

  • Certified Cal OES Disaster Responder, Trainer, Train the Trainer
  • Immediate Past Co-Chair AIA Disaster Assistance Committee
  • AIA Rhode Island Disaster Assistance Coordinator
  • ASCE 24-14, 24-24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction Committee Member.

William (Bill) Melby, FAIA, LEED AP

  • Former Principal-in-Charge of over 300 diverse educational and institutional projects.
  • Certified as a Cal OES SAP volunteer since 1993 and deployed to Northridge after their Earthquake and to New Orleans in response to Hurricanes Katrina & Rita.
  • Served AIA California as their first Disaster Assistance Network chairperson and also serves on the National AIA Disaster Assistance Committee.

Brett Hartle, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP from AIA Colorado will also join us to speak anecdotally about the Colorado wildfires.


FREE Registration.


We will provide you with digital materials during the training but post certification it is highly recommended that the ATC 20-1 and ATC 45 manuals are purchased. The manuals cost $51 together + shipping. AIA Hawaii will coordinate a bulk order to keep shipping costs down (will be coordinated on final day of training)


Registration and waitlist are both closed, thank you very much to everyone who expressed interest.

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