BOMA San Francisco Members:
The CAPSS Implementation Project continues to gain momentum through the efforts of City staff and enthusiastic and skilled summer graduate student interns. Please drop by to visit them in their new San Francisco City Hall CAPSS Headquarters in Room 034.
Upcoming CAPSS activities:
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011. 10:30 AM. Developing Public Policy to Support Seismic Mitigation, with Danielle Hutchings of ABAG. Please join CAPSS interns and others in a discussion with Danielle Hutchings, P.E., from ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, about the public policy issues related to seismic hazard mitigation. This seminar, part of a summer-long series, will be held in the new CAPSS office in Room 034, City Hall in San Francisco. Following the seminar please stay for a brown-bag lunch to meet the interns from the CAPSS project and interns from other Bay Area projects related to seismic safety. Please call for directions or information—the CAPSS Office phone is (415) 554-4925.
- Wednesday, July 13, 11:00 AM. CAPSS Public Meeting. A regular CAPSS public meeting, focusing on the development of CAPSS Workplan priorities and timelines, will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 2001 at the Department of Building Inspection, 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco. A draft CAPSS Workplan will be reviewed at that meeting.
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011. 10:30 AM. Lessons Learned about Post-Earthquake Building Inspection, with Ron Gallagher, S.E.. The author of the original ATC-20 Procedures for Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, Ron Gallagher will join CAPSS friends for an informal discussion of the lessons learned from the applications of ATC-20 following the recent Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes and aftershocks. This seminar will be held in the CAPSS office in Room 034, City Hall in San Francisco. A brown-bag lunch and general discussion will follow the seminar.
- Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 AM. San Francisco’s Earthquake History, with Pat Buscovich, S.E.. Pat will review the long history of earthquakes and fires in San Francisco, including a discussion of the history of Building Code changes that were intended to address seismic and fire impacts. This seminar will be held in the CAPSS office in Room 034, City Hall in San Francisco. A brown-bag lunch and general discussion will follow the seminar.
- Future events will include:
- August 2, Gaining Resilience by Reducing Damage to Equipment and Contents, with Peter Yanev.
- August 9, Historic Buildings and Earthquakes, with Alice Carey.
- August 16, Motivating the Public for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation, with Sharyl Rabinovici.