Upon completion of this course the designer will be able to:

  • Express the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding

 

  • Describe with whom the responsibilities lie in regards to natural hazards and flooding conditions

 

  • Explain what a BFE (Base Flood Elevation) is and how this can affect a structure’s insurance rating

 

  • Illustrate and calculate the minimum engineering considerations according to the NFIP and FEMA and define: Hydrostatic Flood Force, Buoyancy and Hydrodynamic Force

 

  • List the objectives of protection in order to employ flood barrier systems

 

  • Compare and contrast different flood barrier and opening protection systems.

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