Program: Workshop for Building Inspectors

USAID/OAS Post-Georges Disaster Mitigation Project

Antigua, Cortsland Hotel
15-26 January 2001

Workshop Coordinator Alwyn T. Wason P.Eng

Workshop materials

Agenda

Item No.

Time

Presentation

Resource Person/Facilitator
(Function)

Day 1 - Opening Session

1.1

9.00 - 9.15

Welcome and Introduction: Head Table

Rosemary Georges, Coordinator PGDM/AB

1.2

9.15 - 9.30

Introduction of participants and resource persons and workshop procedure

Alwyn Wason - OAS Consultant

1.3

9.30 - 10.00

Address Hon. Bernard Walker

Minister of Urban Development and Renewal

1.4

10.00 -1015

Address: Cecily Norris

Interim Director - OAS, Antigua and Barbuda

1.5

10.15 - 10.45

Feature Address: Hon. Lester Bird

Prime Minister (to be confirmed)

10.45 - 11.00 Break

1.6

11.15 - 12.30

Mission and vision of the DCA and the role of the Building Inspector

Rosemary Georges

12.30 14.00 Lunch

1.7

14.00 - 15.00

Legal implications of development control

Marsha Lougheed Paige, Crown Counsel - Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

15.00 - 15.15 Break

 

1.8

15.15 - 16.30

Development plans - their importance for development control

Deborah Thomas, Consultant - DCA

Day 2

2.1

8.30 - 10.15

Construction principles in Antigua

Addison Workman, Consulting Engineer

10.15 - 10.30 Break

2.2

10.30 - 12.15

Construction principles in St. Kitts and Nevis

Lawrie Elmes, Consulting Engineer

12.15 - 13.30Lunch

2.3

13.30 - 14.30

Introduction to the Building Guidelines and the Workbook

Alwyn Wason, Addison Workman

2.4

14.30 - 14.45

Formation of Groups

 

14.45 - 15.00 Break

2.5

15.00 - 16.30

General construction principles for hurricane and earthquake resistant buildings - Section A of the Guidelines

Alwyn Wason, Addison Workman

Day 3

3.1

8.30 - 9.15

Disaster prevention in Antigua and Barbuda

Philmore Mullin, Deputy Director - NODS

3.2

9.15 - 10.30

Plumbing - Section F of the Guidelines

Joseph Ambrose & Forbes Blackman, Instructors - Antigua State College

10.30 - 10.45 Break

3.3

10.45 - 12.30

Roofs - Sections B, C, D of the Guidelines

Addison Workman

12.30 - 13.45 Lunch

3.4

13.45 - 15.00

Walls; Fire resistance construction - Sections B and E of the Guidelines

Lawrie Elmes, Alwyn Wason

15.00 - 15.15 Break

3.5

15.15 - 16.30

Foundations - Sections B, C, and D of the Guidelines

Addison Workman, Lawrie Elmes

Day 4

4.1

8.30 - 10.30

Construction in Belize and lessons to be learnt from the effects of hurricane Keith

Cadet Henderson

10.30 - 10.45 Break

4.2

10.45 - 12.30

Access roads and drainage

Cadet Henderson

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

4.3

14.00 - 16.00

Brief history of extreme natural events in the Caribbean

Tony Gibbs, Consulting Engineer

Day 5

5.1

9.00 - 11.15

Critical items of a structure to which the Building Inspector must pay special attention

Tony Gibbs

11.15 - 11.30 Break

5.2

11.30 - 12.30

Procedures to be followed in review of plans and inspection of construction and reporting

Alwyn Wason, Tony Gibbs

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

5.3

14.00 - 16.30

Distribution of plans and Review of plans

Wason, Workman, Elmes, Henderson

Day 6

6.1

8.30 - 12.30

Review of plans

Workman, Henderson

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

6.2

14.00 - 16.30

Review of plans.

Henderson

Day 7

7.1

8.30 - 12.30

Review of plans. Critiques by resource persons

Henderson, Workman

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

7.2

13.30 - 16.30

Field work. Inspection of construction.

Henderson, Workman

Day 8

8.1

8.30 - 16.30

Field work. Inspection of construction

Henderson, Workman

Day 9

9.1

8.30 - 12.30

Field work on inspection of construction

Henderson, Workman

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

9.2

14.00 - 16.30

Workbook exercise and informal breaks

Henderson, Workman

Day 10

10.1

8.30 - 11.00

Reports from Groups on review of plans and inspection of construction

Workman , Henderson

11.00 - 11.15 Break

10.2

11.15 - 12.00

Critique of reports

Workman, Henderson

10.3

12.00 - 12.30

Evaluation of training sessions

Wason

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

Closing Session

10.3

13.30 - 13.45

Closing address- Aldin Crump

Town and Country Planning Officer

10.4

13.45 - 14.15

Address and presentation of certificates - Cecily Norris

Interim Director - OAS Antigua and Barbuda