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Continuing efforts to enhance disaster response capabilities, Building Control Unit (BCU) staff from the Department of Planning will receive further training on building safety evaluations after disasters on Monday, 21 February.

To allow all technical staff the opportunity to participate in this important training, inspection and plan review services will be suspended that day; however, all other departmental services will continue to be provided.

Department staff apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public for their understanding and continued support.

The first seminar took place on Monday, 14 February.

The training is jointly sponsored by Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Representatives from the US-based Applied Technology Council, a non-profit corporation that serves the structural engineering industry, are teaching the courses.

Safety evaluation of buildings after windstorms, floods, and earthquakes are being covered during the training, said Chief Building Control Officer Emerson Piercy.

The Department of Planning is located in the Regatta Office Park on West Bay Road. Staff can be contacted at 769-PLAN or

For further information contact: Angela Piercy