BC Update 240: Online courses on managing buildings in an emergency

Posted: 18 October 2018

BC Update
Two courses on rapid building assessment are now freely available on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s online learning website.

The courses, which support management of buildings in an emergency, are for:

  • Chartered professional engineers (structural and geotechnical), senior building officials and senior architects registered by MBIE as tier 2 assessors following the required face-to-face training. Both courses provide refresher training for this audience.
  • Chartered professional engineers (structural and geotechnical), building officials, senior architects and emergency support staff seeking self-directed awareness training who may be interested in becoming tier 3 assessors.

To find out more about MBIE’s three-tiered capability system for managing buildings in an emergency, read section 2 of Managing buildings in an emergency.   

Introduction to rapid building assessment

This course is about the rapid building assessment process and the role of the assessor. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Rapid building assessors in the field

This course looks at how to assess buildings and what it’s like working as part of the assessment team. It takes about 40 minutes to complete.

Learners can have a go at assessing buildings and hear from assessors about their experiences when in the field. 

Anyone involved in managing buildings in an emergency will find these courses useful.

How to login

You will need to log in using your Real Me account and you will need to register your details the first time you do a course.

If you don’t have a Real Me username and password, select Login and choose to create one. 

Online learning site

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: