Wet Floodproofing Requirements for Structures Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas

Course Number: BD-2029
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Cory Horton, P.E., MS, CFM, CPESC
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Overview

In Wet Floodproofing Requirements for Structures Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas, you'll learn ...

  • Planning, design, and construction requirements for wet floodproofing structures
  • What distinguishes wet floodproofing from dry floodproofing
  • Circumstances where wet floodproofing may be allowed as a flood protection technique
  • Factors to consider in determining whether wet floodproofing is appropriate for a particular site and structure

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 20 pages

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.

In this course, we’ll review the methodology to evaluate and select when wet floodproofing may be utilized to protect a building and design criteria that will lower the structure’s vulnerability to damage when inundated by flood waters.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • NFIP regulations regarding wet floodproofing
  • Situations where wet floodproofing may be utilized
  • Site specific characteristics to consider, including the anticipated rate-of-rise of flood waters, warning times, and site access requirements
  • Flood characteristics to consider, including floodway encroachment, flood duration, frequency and depth, and the potential for flood-borne contaminants
  • The operational procedures aspect of applying wet floodproofing techniques
  • The flood insurance implications of wet floodproofing
  • Structural protection considerations, including foundations, cavity wall construction and solid wall construction
  • How to identify and select building components that are properly wet floodproofed

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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