skip to main content


ATC (Applied Technology Council) Free Webinar for Hurricane Harvey Responders

Posted on Aug. 31, 2017

ATC-45 Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods

The Applied Technology Council is concerned about the victims and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and would like to help.

To assist in response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, ATC is providing a free 90-minute recorded webinar on the ATC-45 Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods, for online viewing below. 

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the basic safety evaluation procedures following high wind and flooding events. Please note that to effectively use the procedures in hurricane-affected areas at the request of Authorities Having Jurisdiction, safety evaluators should have more comprehensive training, as well as an in-depth understanding of the local construction methods. A five-hour long in-person comprehensive training course is available from ATC on-demand.  More information about this course can be obtained here.  ATC is currently developing a more comprehensive webinar course that is better suited for training of safety evaluators.  More information will be forthcoming.

The procedures in the ATC-45 Field Manual are for inspection of buildings, and do not cover other structures, such as bridges and dams. Evaluation forms and posting placards contained within the document can be downloaded here. A copy of the ATC-45 Field Manual is highly recommended for reference.  An electronic version of the ATC-45 Field Manual is not available, but a printed copy can be obtained here.

Please note that the recording was made during a live webinar in 2014. The question and answer session that took place during that webinar is provided as part of the recording, but live questions will not be answered.  Professional development hour (PDH) credits or certifications will not be provided to viewers of this webinar.

Webinar on the ATC-45 Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings After Windstorms and Floods