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Building Design & Code Enforcement Professionals Survey Announcement

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Proposition 122, passed by the voters in June 1990, created the Earthquake
Safety and Public Buildings Rehabilitation Fund of 1990, Section 8878.55(d) of
the Government Code.  It states that the Seismic Safety Commission may use up
to one percent of the proceeds of the bonds issued and sold, or approximately
$3 million, to:

"...research methods, techniques, and technologies to identify and analyze
potentially hazardous buildings and facilities, including, but not limited to,
unreinforced masonry construction, as well as for the additional purposes of
developing methods, techniques and technologies for seismic safety
retrofitting of the buildings, as well as helping to develop and prepare
building standards and administrative regulations relating to the retrofitting
of the buildings for seismic safety purposes."

One of the products of this program, Product 4.1 - Improved Seismic Safety
Training of Building Design and Code Enforcement Professionals, is to provide
building design professionals and code enforcers with a basic understanding
and appreciation for the fundamentals of seismic safety, in particular, as
these fundamentals apply to the seismic retrofit of existing, vulnerable

The Seismic Safety Commission has awarded a contract to the Joint Venture of
the Applied Technology Council/Structural Engineers Association of California
(ATC/SEAOC) to develop and deliver the training materials.

Recently, a survey designed to help prioritize education needs and identify
preferred delivery strategies for the training project was mailed to
approximately 9,000 building design and code enforcement professionals.  If
you have received your copy of the survey, we strongly encourage you to
consider each of the questions and provide us with your response.  If you have
not received the survey and wish to complete one, please contact SEAOC by E-
mail at seaoc(--nospam--at), FAX 916/568-0677, or telephone 916/568-7922 and we will
provide you with a copy.  The effectiveness and success of this continuing
education program depends on your feedback.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.