FEMA IS 279.A: Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings

<span itemprop="name">FEMA IS 279.A: Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings</span>

Course Overview

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).

Course Objectives:

Identify the following basic retrofitting methods that are appropriate for one- to four-family residential buildings in flood-prone areas (except Zone V):
Elevation
Relocation
Flood Walls and Levees
Wet Floodproofing
Dry Floodproofing
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

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