AIA Oregon Virtual Lunch + Learn – Floodproofing
“Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance”
Credit: 1 AIA-HSW, 1 ICC-CEU, 1 CFM-CEC , 1 PDH
Speaker, Clay Goodrich, Flood Mitigation Specialist
This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and dry floodproofing techniques for buildings located in a flood zone. It will identify FEMA, NFIP, ASCE, ICC, and Building Code regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations and overall business continuity in flood hazard areas and analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available.
After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of floodproofing options and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.
• Describe floods and the potential hazards to buildings.
• Explain the differences between wet and dry floodproofing techniques.
• Define the differences in engineered and nonengineered flood openings and their ability to ensure resilient structures.
• Active vs. passive floodproofing solutions and the overall impact of ownership.