The Safety Assessment Program supports a nation-wide network of architects who help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Services and Programs:
SAP supports the following services and programs to assist communities after a disaster and provide training during the spring and fall of each year:
Safety assessment program training: Based on the State of California’s Cal OES training program, the AIA Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Training educates architects, engineers, and building inspectors to evaluate the post-disaster safety and habitability of homes, buildings, and infrastructure as a Building Evaluator. Learn more about SAP training on aia.org/resilience.
Post-disaster safety evaluations: Trained architects augment municipal building safety evaluators post-disaster to assess the safety and habitability of homes, buildings, and infrastructure; significantly reducing the need for temporary shelters and services and mitigating future public safety dangers such as failing hazards, exposure to mold, and overcrowding of emergency shelters.
The Kansas Team Activation Guidelines and Procedures Manual is currently under revision. Contact AIA Kansas for more information.
Association of State Floodplain Managers (OSFPM) Flood Mitigation Strategies/Resources
In Person Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Training - Cal OES Certification
Option 1: March 7, 2023
PROSOCO - Lawrence, KS
Option 2: October 3, 2023
Bluemont Hotel - Manhattan, KS
Cost: $150 (includes light breakfast and lunch)
This program provides
6.5 HSW/LU credits
In the event of an emergency, please contact all five of the individuals listed below to request certified volunteers:
Dave Schaecher, Kansas Disaster Assistance Coordinator
Will Robarge, AIA National Disaster Assistance Committee Member and Trainer
Terry Humphrey, Executive Director, AIA Kansas
Kelly Engelke, Program Manager and Point of Contact, AIA Kansas
Architects can now be requested anywhere in the country (including U.S. territories) through EMAC.
Inclusion in NIMS increases visibility, creates awareness of architect’s skills, and advances the profession as a useful asset in times of trouble.
Architects can qualify to serve as:
Strike Team Leaders
Complex Architectural System Condition Evaluators