Keith Fisher of Fisher Architecture attends Post-Disaster Safety-Assessment Program Training
Posted on - January 11, 2019
Fisher Architecture Principal, Keith P. Fisher, AIA, LEED AP, recently attended an AIA Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training. The Safety Assessment Program Training is a technical training program that includes Applied Technology Council ATC-20 Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Wind Storms and Floods. During his training, Fisher was provided the knowledge and protocol to evaluate homes, buildings, and infrastructure in the aftermath of a disaster. This professional expertise is provided as a volunteer service and is based on the State of California’s training program. It has benefited numerous communities, resulting in thousands of safety evaluations and saving municipalities millions of dollars.
Mr. Fisher hopes now that in the case that disaster strikes, he can volunteer his time to help communities in need determine whether the buildings are safe for habitation. Rehabilitation has been a strong interest for Mr. Fisher and his team. Recent rehabilitation projects include repurposing a vacant building into a Surgery Center in Timonium, MD and Achievement Park in Easton, MD. Formerly a printing facility that closed, the 200,000 square foot Cadmus Lane building was redeveloped to accommodate many of the mid-shore medical practices from the area into one central location. Other local rehabilitation projects designed by Fisher Architecture include the favorites, EVO Restaurant and the new Starbuck on Rt. 13.
Fisher Architecture is a design firm that offers both architectural services and interior design. The firm offer their services in 7 states. For more information on these projects and others completed by Fisher Architecture, visit fisherarchitecture.com.