A practical course in design and (re)construction in flood zones in NYC

New York city is surrounded by water, with 31,000 buildings located in FEMA's flood plain. And with new maps coming, the numbers will increase. Architects, engineers and builders play an important role -- not only in ensuring that their buildings meet the minimum code requirements, but also in understanding the principles of flood resiliency that will result in more sustainable buildings and lower insurance premiums for their clients. The course will cover construction standards in flood zones, including new construction, substantial damage, substantial improvement, alterations and repairs. Also covered will be the regulatory framework for design and construction in flood zones, including areas regulated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Attendees will receive essential information regarding filing procedures for any application submitted to the Department of Buildings where the building is in a flood zone.

Presenters:
James P. Colgate, RA, Esq.
Assistant Commissioner for Technical Affairs and Code Development
New York City Department of Buildings

Joseph Ackroyd, PE
Acting Director of Engineering, Technical Affairs
New York City Department of Buildings

Organized by: AIANY Building Codes Committee & AIANY Housing Committee

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