10 days before finals a 7.1 earthquake strikes southcentral Alaska, closing the University of Alaska Anchorage. Learn how a small, dedicated facilities staff and a handful of contractors repaired damage in 70 buildings, allowing campus to fully reopen 5 days later. The journey included using all resources available, finding tasks suitable for wide variance of skill level, and utilizing the Incident Command System to manage the effort.
- Learn how our prior planning and training assisted with the response;
- Discuss our mistakes and how we will improve for the future;
- Learn how we managed priorities and politics with the Incident Command System
- Learn how our focus on people carried us from initial response to reopening and beyond.