Lunchtime Learning: Site Planning and Mapping in Flood Zones

  • Date

    Friday, August 26 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location


Participants will learn to interpret the latest flood maps as well as the implications of on site design and building code design requirements. The course also provides insight into how civil and geotechnical engineers can help evaluate the building design options that are available within a flood plain. Those who attend will learn to keep the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants at the forefront of their design, the importance of getting the civil engineers involved early, as well as the elevations that are needed to be sure that the building is safe from hurricanes, among other helpful design tips.

Learning Objectives:

  • Teach Architects the minimum flood design code. Teach the design team how to use the design code while keeping the health, safety and welfare of the building occupants in mind.
  • Instruct Architects the Civil Engineer's role in the building design and the importance of getting the Civil Engineer involved early in the design process.
  • Instruct Architects where to begin designing a building within a flood plain. Teach design team the importance of safety and health issues designing a building in a flood zone.
  • Teach Architects about published flood and hurricane elevations. Teach the design team the necessary flood and hurricane elevations that are needed to be sure that the building is safe and the occupants are safe from floods and hurricanes.

Presented by:

John LeBoon

Tim Arvin

Jack Berritt

Organized by:

Langan Engineering