Wet Floodproofing Requirements
This online engineering PDH course provides guidance for the design, selection, and review of wet floodproofed structures.
The national flood insurance program (NFIP) has a primary goal of protecting buildings from flood damage. In order to meet this goal, the federal emergency management agency (FEMA) has specific design requirements for new construction, as well as substantially damaged or substantially improved structures within special flood hazard areas. One potential way to minimize flood damage to certain types of structures is the proper use of wet floodproofing.
FEMA has established a methodology to evaluate and select when wet floodproofing may be utilized and design criteria that will lower a buildings vulnerability to flood damage when inundated by flood waters. Flood resistant materials are used to reduce damages resulting from prolonged contact of flood waters. All building materials that are below the base flood must meet certain criteria in order to be in compliance with the NFIP.
This 2 PDH online course is intended for practicing civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, contractors, developers, governmental agencies, regulators, and all other personnel involved with the design, installation, and maintenance of wet floodproofing materials.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the requirements of wet floodproofing
- Learning about the situations where wet floodproofing may be utilized
- Understanding the flood insurance implications of wet floodproofing
- Identifying and selecting building components that are properly wet floodproofed
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review FEMA Publication titled, "Wet Floodproofing Requirements" (Technical Bulletin 7, December 1993).
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