Fundamentals of Building Science Course at EMI
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FEMA is sponsoring a four-day course designed to present information on the risks posed by natural hazards, and the basic scientific and engineering concepts for hazard-resistant buildings and facilities.

9/24/2018 to 9/27/2018
When: Monday-Thursday, September 24-27, 2018
Where: Emergency Management Institute (EMI) National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
Emmitsburg, Maryland 
United States
Contact: (301) 447-1035

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The course reviews information pertaining to impacts of wind, flood, earthquake, and wildland/urban interface fire on the constructed environment and explains key performance and construction issues related to floods, wind, wildfires, and earthquakes.

Selection Criteria: The primary audience for this course is engineers and architects. Floodplain managers and building code officials are also encouraged to attend. Hazard mitigation, planning, zoning, public works, and other building officials with building science knowledge and also those from the private sector, such as engineering firms, may also apply.

Recommended Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of natural hazards, building science, and hazard area designations.

To Apply: Complete a FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application, with student signature and signature of supervisor or sponsoring agency official. Mail, scan, or fax the application to:

NETC Admissions Office (Room I-216) National Emergency Training Center 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998

Phone: (301) 447-1035 Fax: (301) 447-1658



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