Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:45 - 5:00 pm
Reviewing National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Standards for Floodplain Development
Welcome and introductions
Overview of the NFIP
Using the right maps and flood data
Determining what regulations are in effect for a property
Determining which building codes apply
Identifying when permits are required
Reviewing National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Standards for Building Design
Technical Bulletin 1: Openings in foundation walls and enclosure walls
Technical Bulletin 2: Flood damage-resistant materials
Technical Bulletin 3: Non-residential floodproofing
Technical Bulletin 5: Free-of-obstruction requirements
Technical Bulletin 7: Wet floodproofing
Technical Bulletin 9: Breakaway walls
Other Bulletins: Elevators, below-grade parking, corrosion protection
Designing and Constructing Flood Resistant Buildings in Compliance with
Codes and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24
Flood-resistant design overview
The NFIP and building code requirements
Understanding flood zones and classifying buildings
Complying with siting requirements
Using flood-damage resistant materials
Installing utilities and service equipment
ASCE 7-10: Flood-resistant building design loads
Designing and Constructing Foundations for Flood-Resistant Performance
Overview: Basic principles of flood resistant design
Foundation types and styles
Complying with restrictions on soils and fill
Designing closed foundations and slabs-on-grade
Designing open foundations on piles
Complying with elevation requirements to use freeboard
Designing for Above-Grade Flood Resistance
Overview: Basic principles of flood-resistant design
Flood-resistant stairs and ramps
Design of walls
Location of mechanical and HVAC equipment
Design of decks, concrete pads and patios
Pool design Limitations on dry floodproofed non-residential buildings
Case study exercise
Closing – Importance of Flood-Resistant Design and Construction
Review topics addressed
Flood-resistant design and construction benefits to clients – reduced damages and losses,
reduced service losses, reduced insurance payments, increased resiliency
References and additional resources
Who Should Attend
7.0 Cont. Ed. Hours
7.0 Cont. Ed. Hours (HSW)
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)
DHCD Certified Code Enforcement
7.0 Cont. Ed. Hours
Non-Credit CE Opportunity
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 (HSW) continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.
This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
The International Code Council has approved this program for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.
This course offers 7.0 continuing education hours to DHCD building officials, property maintenance officials, and technical assistants employed by a jurisdiction. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval.
This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors but has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
John Squerciati, PE, CFM
Senior Associate at Dewberry Consultants LLC in Fairfax, Virginia
Mr. Squerciati has nearly 20 years of post-disaster damage assessment and hazard mitigation experience under Dewberry’s technical assistance contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He has worked on numerous floods and other natural disasters as well as terrorist events. Mr. Squerciati has provided assistance in developing and updating several FEMA policy and technical documents including Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage (FEMA 348), Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricane Charley in Florida (FEMA 488), Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast (FEMA 549), Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements (NFIP Technical Bulletin 2), Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards (FEMA P-85), Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting (FEMA P-312), Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood Prone Residential Buildings (FEMA P-259), Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana Mitigation Assessment Team Report (FEMA P-938), Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings (FEMA P-936) and the soon to be released Mitigation Assessment Team Report – Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York: Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance (FEMA P-942). Most recently, Mr. Squerciati led a team of subject matter experts investigating the causes of damage and mitigation considerations for hospitals and other critical facilities following Hurricane Sandy as part of a FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT).
Mr. Squerciati has developed course materials and has served as an instructor for the following courses at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute: Multi-Hazard Mitigation Design Concepts (E312), Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings (E279), Benefit-Cost Analysis (E276), Public Assistance Mitigation (E239), Residential Coastal Construction (E386) and Multi-Hazard Building Design Institute: Flood Protective Design (E329). In addition, he has assisted in the development of materials and has been an instructor for numerous field training workshops and seminars for substantial damage estimation, structural flood-proofing, NFIP technical bulletins, coastal construction, protecting manufactured homes from flooding, and benefit-cost analysis. Mr. Squerciati received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the Cooper Union with a major in Structural Engineering and a minor in Geotechnical Engineering. He has taken additional course work on engineering for extreme winds at Texas Tech University. Mr. Squerciati is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Louisiana and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.