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Third Thursday: Disaster Preparedness

  • University Club of Memphis 1346 Central Avenue Memphis, TN, 38104 United States (map)
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Do not miss Third Thursday this week with special guest Jim Pareigis, AIA, of TMPartners, PLLC in Nashville and AIA Middle TN past president. Jim will talk about TNSAVE and the role of architects, engineers, AND their firms in the event of a disaster.


Presented by: 
Jim Pareigis, AIA, of TMPartners, PLLC, Nashville


Jim will give an overview of TNSAVE (Tennessee Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation) Coalition and how architects, engineers, AND firms can serve their communities in the event of a disaster. Through proper preparedness and response, we can establish more resilient firms and communities. 

Every architect recognizes his or her value in the aftermath of a disaster: helping to rebuild, repair, and reinvigorate a community in need. And every architect wants to design hazard resistant buildings that can withstand potential disasters. What's not always as clear is how to get involved with disaster response organizations, and how to prepare and safeguard your town or city for when a disaster does arise.

TNSAVE is comprised of professional organizations whose objective is to help the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) develop and maintain a post-disaster building inspector program. TNSAVE serves TEMA and the State of Tennessee to identify, recruit, train, organize and mobilize building inspectors for disasters such as earthquakes or tornadoes. TNSAVE Members are usually engineers, architects, building inspectors/enforcement, or other construction and design professionals with an interest in serving following a disaster. 


One (1.0) AIA/HSW LU

Advance Registration
Required by contacting AIA Memphis at 901.525.3818 or

Registration Deadline
Tuesday, June 19

$25 for members/corporate partners/students
$30 for non-members
includes lunch

AIA Memphis accepts exact cash or checks payable to AIA Memphis, or pay online.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations after the end of the day on registration deadline in addition to no-shows will be billed. Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 19.

Thank you to our sponsor


AIA Memphis hosts the Third Thursday: Lectures on Local Design series on the third Thursday of each month. Open to the public, Third Thursdays are hosted by local architects and designers as they share their knowledge and experience with projects in the Mid-South and beyond.