The Applied Technology Council, a nonprofit organization advancing engineering applications for natural hazard mitigation, has produced a CD-ROM to aid training for assessing earthquake damage to buildings.

Developed jointly with the federal Emergency Management Agency, the CD has 230 images in Microsoft PowerPoint format to support the contents of an assortment of ACT manuals on the topic produced since 1989.

The material is academically oriented, but would also be of use to anyone educating the public or other professionals about post-earthquake safety evaluation issues. The cost is $35. Call (650) 595-1542 to order.