Cal OES Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training
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When: Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Pipe Trades Training Center
780 Commercial Street
San Jose
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

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The Cal OES Safety Assessment Program utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in the aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by Cal OES, with cooperation from professional organizations.

Cal OES issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.

  • The “Good Samaritan Law” provides general immunity to volunteers, except in cases of negligence.

  • This program is necessary to become a certified participant in the program, and is one of several programs offered throughout California.



$125 before October 10

$150 after October 10



$150 before October 10

$175 after October 10



8:00 AM - Doors open for registration

8:30  AM - Instruction begins

10:00 AM - Fifteen minute break

12:00 PM - Half hour lunch break (AIA will provide lunch)

3:00 PM - Fifteen minute break

5:00 PM - Conclusion (including questions and answers) 








Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the CalOES SAP program is, and how we can contribute.
  • Understand effects of natural disasters that you may see after an event.
  • Understand how to evaluate structures and lifelines after an event.
  • Understand safety protocol to be used while performing evaluations.


About the Presenters


Josh Reynolds is a structural engineer licensed in California and Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. A principal with Miyamoto International, a global earthquake structural engineering firm, Josh leads Miyamoto’s San Jose office. Josh’s experience includes seismic assessments for public and private facilities as well as seismic rehabilitations, structural repairs, quality assurance/peer review and new design. Josh was instrumental in the development of an earthquake preparedness program currently in use by several public agencies.



Bob Glasgow is principal with Miyamoto International, Inc., a global earthquake + structural engineering firm.  He has been with the firm since 1991, providing high-performance earthquake and structural engineering for a wide variety of projects.  Several of his projects use passive energy dissipation devices, such as fluid viscous dampers and base isolation, and buckling restrained braces to protect structures and extend buildings' longevity. His expertise also includes seismic qualification and testing of non-structural elements, such as suspended acoustic and metal panel ceilings.  He has performed rapid damage assessment post-earthquake in Northridge CA, Haiti, New Zealand, Napa CA, and Indonesia (Palu and Lombok).  An active member of the Structural Engineers Association of California of Central California, Bob also is past president of the organization, past chair of the existing building committee and past chair for the 2015 SEAOC Convention. As an adjunct professor at California State University, Sacramento, Bob has taught earthquake engineering, steel design and structural analysis.