Related program: AIA/AFH Disaster Partnership
In partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the New York Chapter is further developing their disaster response network and offering periodic Safety Assessment Program (SAP) trainings. The goals of the program are to: train local architects and building professionals to assess structures post disaster, register trained professionals to SAP network, raise awareness of post-disaster issues, and to create a local community of disaster responders.
As a means to build chapter response capacity for future disasters, an HQ-led disaster training was held for the New York Chapter on March 16th and 17th. This two-day training event was held by Architecture for Humanity's Director of the Reconstruction and Resiliency Studio, Eric Cesal, visiting from San Francisco.