FEATURED: FEMA Flood Zone Project Reviews Submit Plans to Receive a Floodproofing Layout

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Through our team of world-class engineers and Certified Floodplain Managers, we provide infrastructure flood protection solutions to any design or building throughout the world subject to flooding.

  • Our team of Certified Floodplain Managers and Engineers will customize any Wet and/or Dry floodproofing solution to your non-residential or residential floodplain projects. 
  • We make sure your project is compliant with all FEMA and NFIP Regulations, ICC Building Codes, as well as is receiving the lowest flood insurance premium possible.
  • Schedule an optional Lunch & Learn or Webinar (1 CEU/HSW), and have your plans reviewed prior to your session by our team.

FEMA Form 086-0-34 NFIP Flood Insurance Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-34) is the form to be used to certify a floodproofing design for non-residential buildings that are permitted as an alternative to elevating to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

FEMA Technical Bulletin 3 Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification

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Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning watertight construction and the required certification for floodproofed non-residential buildings in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH whose lowest floors are below the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

2015 International Building Code®

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The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. 

ASCE 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction

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Provides minimum requirements for design and construction of structures located in flood hazard areas and subject to building code requirements. Identification of flood prone structures is based on flood hazard maps, studies, and other public information.

ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures

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Provides requirements for general structural design and includes means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, and wind loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. 

FEMA P-936 Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings

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The primary focus of the guidance document is on dry floodproofing technologies for non-residential buildings, but it also includes an overview of other techniques including wet floodproofing and the use of levees and floodwalls. The publication provides information about regulatory requirements, design considerations, and descriptions of floodproofing methods and equipment. Key document features include: 

  1. Tools to assist the designer or building owner in determining the best floodproofing option for a particular building including a vulnerability checklist
  2. Case studies providing examples of applied floodproofing techniques
  3. Equations for determining flood forces and loads
  4. A summary of results from recent dry floodproofing research and testing for new construction.

FEMA P-259 Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Structures, Third Edition

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The third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed. This edition was updated to be more user-friendly and concise, the overall length of the publication has been shortened.

FEMA P-1037 Reducing Flood Risk to Residential Buildings That Cannot Be Elevated

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This publication presents a range of flood protection measures available as alternatives to traditional structural elevation for homeowners whose residences meet both of the following conditions:

  1. The residences are existing buildings. This publication is not intended to address construction of new buildings in floodprone areas as these structures should be sufficiently elevated and built in conformance with NFIP and local floodplain management regulations.
  2. The residences are not Substantially Damaged or Substantially Improved, meaning that the buildings have not sustained damage or undergone improvement (i.e., reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition) where the cost of the damage or improvement exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the building before the damage occurred or improvement began. As with new construction, Substantially Damaged or Substantially Improved structures must be re-built in conformance with NFIP and local floodplain management regulations.