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Coastal Construction - Retrofitting the Buildings for Natural Hazards

COURSE NO: S02-024
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Coastal Construction - Retrofitting the Buildings for Natural Hazards
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on retrofitting existing residential structures to resist or mitigate the consequences of natural hazards in the coastal environment.


The natural hazards that are addressed are wildfires, seismic events, floods and high winds. Specific retrofitting methods and implementation are discussed briefly, and resources with more in-depth information are provided. For retrofitting to mitigate high winds, the new three-tiered wind retrofit program that is provided in FEMA P-804, Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings (FEMA 2010c), is discussed. The program includes systematic and programmatic guidance.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for structural engineers, design and construction personnel and other technical professionals who are involved in coastal construction projects.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with wildfire and seismic mitigation approaches for existing structures
  • Understanding the different floodproofing mitigation approaches such as elevating and relocation the existing building
  • Learning how to dry-proof and wetproof existing buildings
  • Familiarizing with the high wind mitigation approach for existing structures
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 15, “Retrofitting the Buildings for Natural Hazards” of the Coastal Construction Manual, published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Publication FEMA 55, Volume II.


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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 15 of this FEMA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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