Colden Contributes to FEMA’s Newly Released Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guide

Colden’s Senior Consultant, Catherine Bobenhausen, MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, LEED AP BD+C served on the Project Technical Committee charged with developing FEMA P-2055: Post-disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guidance, Report on the Current State of Practice including Recommendations Related to Structural and Nonstructural Safety and Habitability,  and contributed best practices and precautions related to environmental hazards with input from Colden’s Project Manager, Chrisy Walsh, MS, CIH. This Guide focuses on how to identify which buildings are safe or unsafe to occupy after catastrophic natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and fires; helping to reduce overwhelming sheltering demands caused by these increasingly common events.  Required by the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, and prepared by Applied Technology Council, the guide is a must-read for architects, engineers and building officials who conduct post-disaster building safety evaluations, as well as emergency managers and health officials who manage these evaluations, and policy makers.

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