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2013 Buildings At Risk Summit, Southern California

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October 8, 2013, Conference at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Event location:
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Map)

Event Contact:
John Bwarie, Structural Engineers Associations of Northern and Southern California, john.bwarie@gmail.com


Summary:
Attend the 2013 Buildings at Risk Summit to learn how to best prepare your buildings to withstand and recover from California's next major earthquake.


Full Description:
Register Now for the 2013 Buildings at Risk Summit!

When the ground starts shaking during the next earthquake, will the building you're in be resilient and safe so you and your organization can bounce back? Will you be able to go home to the way of life you currently have?

Attend the 2013 Buildings at Risk Summit to learn how to best prepare your buildings to withstand and recover from California's next major earthquake.

This premiere annual earthquake resilience event leading up to the Great California ShakeOut serves not only to increase risk awareness, but also to spur action. The sessions will stress the benefit of mitigation, best practices from the state's experts, and encourage synergy among those working to build a more resilient community and economy.

You'll have two opportunities to attend this timely event:

Los Angeles: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel
San Francisco: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Delancey Street Foundation


Register now to receive the early-bird rate: http://www.seaosc.org/events_bar_registration.cfm

This cross-disciplinary Summit will benefit diverse attendees:

Public Officials will learn best practices for feasible and effective policy to build resilience.
Building Owners and Managers will learn strategies to retain asset value and techniques to protect their tenants & investments.
Owners of Institutional and Public Buildings will learn how to optimize their role in community-wide resilience through approaches to address building performance.
Business Owners and Corporate Risk Managers will explore the relative effectiveness of continuity planning vs. location selection vs. insurance.
Insurance Industry Representatives will gain insight for refining exposure and expanding offerings, while networking across industries.
Emergency Managers & First Responders will gain insight for planning response, building preparedness, and prioritization of post-event resources.
Engineers and Architects will get an early look at resilience policy being considered for their community, and gain the perspective of building officials and building owners.
Real Estate Professionals will gain insight for asset selection, management, and upgrade, while networking with design professionals and building officials.
Anyone Interested in Community Resilience will meet new colleagues with shared goals and learn best practices for both individual buildings and whole communities.


If you’d like to join Simpson Strong-Tie, MiTek Industries, ICC-ES, FEMA, and others as sponsors of this event, please visit http://www.seaosc.org/documents/2013BAR.SponsorLevels.pdf

Organized by the Structural Engineers Associations of Northern and Southern California




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