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Presenter: William Nechamen, CFM

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day One: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00 - 3:30 pm EDT (including a 30-min. break)

Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Studies

   Introduction: flood facts and figures
   History and types of flood maps
      • Levels of detail and data inputs
      • Flood maps and flood insurance
      • Flood zones
      • Flood maps and development requirements
   Reading and interpreting flood maps
      • Map panel and index information
      • Map features
   Flood insurance studies
      • Purpose and contents
      • Floodway data table
      • Stream profiles
   Obtaining and using flood maps
   Map determinations

Letters of Map Change

   Introduction to and purpose of LOMCs 
      • Types of LOMCs
   Letters of Map Amendment
   Letters of Map Revision based on fill
   Letters of Map Revision

Day Two: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 - 3:30 pm EDT (including a 30-min. break)

National Flood Insurance Program and International Building Codes:
Development Standards for Floodplains

   Types of floods and floodplains and how flood damage structures
   An introduction to floodplain management
   FEMA’s Floodplain Regulation: 44 CFR 60.3 and the regulatory staircase
   Introduction to IBC and the relationship to FEMA regulations
      • New York state building codes – comparison to IBC
   Key terms and concepts
   Building design standards
   Base flood elevations, design flood elevations, and freeboard
   Flood zones that do not have flood elevations
   Recreational vehicles
   Variances and appeals
   Manufactured homes
   Historic structures
   Summary of recent code changes

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

Floodplain Managers
     6.0 ASFPM CECs

Landscape Architects
     6.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .6 CEUs (Building)

New York Building Code Officials
     Offered by Nechamen Consulting, LLP
     6.0 Total Code and Enforcement Hours
     (See details below)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects licensed in New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, land surveyors, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69-1.5(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2),and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES and the LA CES.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.0 CECs for Certified Floodplain Managers.

The State of New York Department of State has approved this event as two separate courses: The NFIP and Building Codes: Development Standards for Floodplains and Flood Insurance Rate Maps,  Flood Insurance Studies and Letters and Letters of Map Changes. Each course is certified for 3.0 hours of In-Service training in the topic areas of Code Enforcement and Administration. Nechamen Consulting, LLP, is the course provider which is responsible for delivery compliance, recordkeeping, and completion certificate distribution. HalfMoon Education is responsible for course registration and tuition payment collection.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

New York Building Code Officials

     Offered by Nechamen Consulting, LLP

     6.0 Total Code and Enforcement Hours

          See details inside


William Nechamen, CFM

William Nechamen, CFM, principal and owner of Nechamen Consulting, LLC, was the Floodplain Coordinator for the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation for 21 years. During that period, he helped to promote higher floodplain standards in New York, including enacting a two foot “freeboard” requirement in New York’s building code, saving property owners millions of dollars in flood losses and flood insurance premiums.

One of the founders of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA), a professional association with over 500 active members, Mr. Nechamen was their first chair and currently serves the Association as its treasurer and membership coordinator.

Mr. Nechamen has been a Board member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) at various times for 13 years. ASFPM represents over 15,000 professionals across the United States and internationally and is a key national voice in policies designed to reduce flood risk while preserving the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. Mr. Nechamen served as chair (2013-2015), vice-chair (2011-2013) and treasurer (2008-2010) and is currently co-chair of the Floodplain Regulations Committee as well as an active Board member. He has received the ASFPM Meritorious Lifetime Achievement in Floodplain Management Award.

In his capacity as Floodplain Coordinator, Mr. Nechamen has led workshops and training sessions on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), floodplain management and regulations, understanding and interpreting flood maps, flood insurance and the Community Rating System.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: New York Floodplain Mapping, Regulation, and Insurance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines flood insurance rate maps and flood insurance studies, Letters of Map Change, the National Flood Insurance Program and the international Building Code development standards for floodplains.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to obtain and interpret flood maps, including flood zone designations and Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Learning Objective 2:
Leaners will be able to utilize flood map information to make decisions based on risk assessment and flood insurance availability and cost.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss Letters of Map Change, Letters of Map Amendment, and Letters of Map Revision.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and explain the causes and types of floods.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with National Floodplain Insurance Program, International Building Code, and New York State Building Code development standards.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with site analysis and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/06/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.