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AIA Handbook for Disaster Assistance Programs

Over 30 years of experience have proved that the unique skills of the architect can be applied broadly and visibly in lending assistance in assessing damage, arranging temporary relief, and in rebuilding and reshaping communities. This handbook offers an overview of the initiatives, structures, resources and policy that the AIA follows to implement, support and expand the CRS, a framework developed to assist its members in its continued service to society. It stresses the importance of preparedness to respond to disasters, the steps that a region and its AIA components need to take to create an emergency response plan as well as a disaster assistance program. It also outlines initial and long term disaster assistance efforts.

AIA National Handbook for Disaster Assistance Programs 2012 (PDF 1.2 MB)

The AIA Handbook provides the framework, and a range of tools and resources for AIA Components to develop and customize their own Disaster Preparedness and Response Programs. Among several AIA initiatives the AIA Kansas Disaster Response Program constitutes one of the exemplary initiatives for additional reference in helping AIA members to craft detailed response plans and protocols.

Download AIA Kansas Disaster Assessment Program Handbook, 2003 (PDF 0.5 MB)


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