Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise

April 18, 2017

designing for flooding and sea level riseBuilding in coastal and flood-prone areas continues to increase as cities and coastal regions expand, leaving more assets at risk to natural disasters. With flooding as the nation’s costliest natural disaster, it is important for facility owners, managers, and designers to understand flood risk and possible mitigation options. Compounding this issue, forecasters expect more frequent and intense flooding events due to climate change and related sea level rise. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps now indicate flood hazard areas where none existed previously, subjecting many buildings to new design requirements.

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