Retrofitting floodprone residential buildings

Training Course
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
14-17 Apr 2014
United States of America (Emmitsburg, MD)
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

This course is designed to provide engineering and economic guidance on what constitutes proper retrofitting techniques for flood-prone residential structures. The information presented in this course provides essential, nontechnical background knowledge about retrofitting. The retrofitting measures presented are creative and practical, comply with applicable floodplain regulations, and are satisfactory to homeowners. The course will focus on the concepts of floodproofing, regulatory framework, controlling parameters, design practices, benefit, cost, and technical feasibility analysis.

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Target audience

The primary audience for this course is engineers and architects. Floodplain managers and building code officials are also encouraged to attend. Hazard mitigation, planning, zoning, public works, and other building officials with building science knowledge may also apply.

It is necessary to have a basic knowledge of building science.

How to register

Please apply online, or contact the event organizer for more information.


Economics of DRR, Structural Safety
United States of America
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