This course is designed to provide essential, nontechnical information about retrofitting existing flood-prone residential structures as presented in the third edition of FEMA P-259, Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures (FEMA 2012).
Identify the following basic retrofitting methods that are appropriate for one- to four-family residential buildings in flood-prone areas (except Zone V):
Flood Walls and Levees
Identify National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy, regulations, building codes, and standards that govern retrofitting projects
Evaluate the suitability of retrofitting measures for individual residential buildings
Understand the factors, both flood-related and non-flood-related, that control the design and selection of a retrofitting measure