May O.W.L.S. Topic
Floodplain Design, Construction, & Impacts on Flood Insurance
Sponsored by: Smart Vent
This course identifies floodplains and the effects of hydrostatic pressure on building sustainability. Relevant FEMA/NFIP Regulations and ICC Building Codes are discussed. The differences between wet floodproofing and dry floodproofing techniques for residential and commercial applications are explained. Required in floodplain construction, foundation flood vents protect buildings during flood events to ensure resilient structures. Through case studies, this course reveals the impacts of design techniques on Flood Insurance Rates.
Learning Units: 1.5 HSW
Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members
Smart Vent Products
Brian Shaw has studied the science of flood mitigation for over 6 years, with a concentration in proper foundation flood venting techniques. His experience has been working with all the parties involved in floodplain design, build, and habitation such as Architects, Building and Code Officials, Contractors, Engineers, Floodplain Managers, Homeowners, Insurance Agents, Realtors, and Surveyors. He achieved his status of Certified Floodplain Manager and works closely with community officials from across the country on floodplain-related issues. Brian travels the country attending conferences and seminars presenting continuing education courses to various professionals on FEMA Regulations, NFIP Requirements, ICC Building Codes, and proper floodplain construction with an emphasis on code complaint flood openings. As the current Director of Sales and Marketing for Smart Vent Products, Inc., Brian prides himself on contributing to the corporate mission to reduce the risk associated with flooding though education.