ATC Free Webinar: Improving Earthquake Performance of Manufactured Homes – January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Free Webinar on
Improving Earthquake Performance of Manufactured Homes

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific

Registration Cost: Free
1,000 registrations maximum
To register for the webinar, click here.

Not available on January 27? Register and receive a link to the recording after the webinar is conducted.

Purpose. The poor performance of manufactured homes in recent earthquakes highlights the critical need for improved seismic protection of these structures. Homes falling off their support systems have been widespread, making them uninhabitable until they have been reinstalled and leveled. Homes sliding into utility hookups can sever gas and electrical lines, resulting in fire ignition. In many cases, bracing systems intended to improve earthquake performance have failed to provide adequate performance. The purpose of this webinar is to: (1) provide an overview of regulations governing design, construction, and installation of manufactured homes; (2) review relevant performance issues observed in recent earthquakes, including the recent 2019 Ridgecrest sequence; and (3) provide available guidance for improved earthquake performance of manufactured homes.

Intended Audience. The intended audience for this webinar includes manufactured homeowners, mobile home park owners, contractors, design professionals, building officials, and manufacturers of wind and earthquake bracing systems.


Webinar Instructor

Webinar Presenter. Kelly Cobeen, S.E. is a Principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in the San Francisco area. She has 30 years of experience working on a wide range of projects involving new and existing buildings, and has had significant involvement in the development of building and residential codes and standards. She conducted extensive surveys of manufactured home performance following the 2003 San Simeon, 2014 South Napa, and 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes.

Registration Information

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each attendee of this live webinar will receive a certificate in PDF format documenting 1.5 PDHs. Each additional participant sharing the registrant’s computer may request PDH documentation following the webinar. Certificates are generally distributed two weeks after the webinar. Individuals who watch the recording but do not attend the live event will not receive a PDH certificate.

Registration Information. The webinar is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording! To register online, click here.

Webinar Handouts. The webinar handouts are available for download here. These handouts include the following documents:
• Mobile Homes in Earthquakes flyer (in PDF format).
• The presentation slides (in PDF format), which will be available for download the day before the webinar.
• A list of answers to commonly asked questions about ATC webinars.

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