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Lunch & Learn: Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

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Start: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Location: Liberty Bar & Restaurant

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

AIA Tallahassee
August 2018 Lunch & Learn

AIA Tallahassee Lunch and Learn will be on Tuesday, August 21st, at Liberty Bar & Restaurant.

Join us for a presentation brought by Smart Vent Products, Inc.

Program Title: Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance
Length:1 hour
Credits:1 hr. LU/HSW­­­­­ ­

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States. All 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. Due to climate change and other factors, flood events are increasing in number and intensity. To protect the health, safety, and welfare of homes and their occupants during a flood event, homes must be built into compliance with local, state, and federal codes and regulations. This course describes floodplains and the potential hazards to buildings. Unless there are flood openings that allow floodwaters to flow into and out of enclosures below the Base Flood Elevation, hydrostatic pressure builds up on the foundation walls and can cause major damage. The course also defines the differences in engineered and non-engineered flood openings and their ability to ensure resilient structures. It explains the differences between wet floodproofing and dry floodproofing techniques, and when they are applicable. It also clarifies the regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas. This course analyzes the role of building compliance in lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available to existing structures.

Learning Objectives:

­­­ Describe floods, floodplains, and the potential hazards to buildings.
­­­ Explain the differences between wet floodproofing and dry floodproofing techniques and acceptable applications.
­­­ Describe the role of flood openings in flood events to ensure resilient structures
­­­ Identify regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas.
­­­ Analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available.

Presenter: Brett Parker

Brett has studied the science of flood mitigation and has educated various professionals working in floodzones on how to build to the latest flood codes and regulations, while also assisting key decision makers on acceptable wet and dry floodproofing applications to specify on their projects.

$10 for AIA Members, $20 for Non-members, $0 for AIAS Officers, and $5 for AIAS Members.­ (Cash or Check Only)

For more information: Eve Williams, AIA: eve.williamstwo@gmail.com

Please RSVP by Friday, August 17th. If your plans change, please remember to change your response.

 

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