The Ives Architecture Studio Staff Has Special Training in Disaster Assistance

Michael Sackler AIA and Joel Ives, AIA who are part of the AIANJ Homeland Security Committee have received special training to evaluate structures in the event of a disaster. The program is based on the California Emergency Management Agency Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP.) Ives and Sackler have the tools and procedures to assist communities, and individuals, in safety evaluation of their buildings after a disaster such as Hurricane Sandy. The training program involved rapid damage assessments of structures effected by earthquakes, wind and water. The Ives staff can assess structures for habitability. Since this program was developed by the American Institute of Architects both Ives and Sackler will receive a Building Evaluator license from the State of California where the disaster recovery techniques originated. In cases of wide-spread disaster, this program will be administered by the AIA New Jersey Homeland Security Committee with architects across the State of NJ who will work collectively to help communities. The Ives Architecture Studio also provides our clients assistance in evaluating individual buildings and can provide documents for repair to pre-disaster condition.

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The Ives Architecture Studio (TIAS), based in Fair Lawn, NJ, has over 30 years experience in the disciplines of architecture, interior design & planning.

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