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E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management

E580 Emergency Management Framework for Tribal Governments

E317 Comprehensive Data Management for HAZUS-MH

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
L317 Comprehensive Data Management for HAZUS-MH


8/13/2018 - 8/16/2018 
E386 Residential Coastal Construction
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21272
Admissions: 301-447-1035

This course is designed to train participants to effectively use FEMA P-55, Coastal Construction Manual (4th Edition). The course and publication provide a comprehensive approach to planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining homes in the coastal environment. The course contains in-depth descriptions of design, construction, and maintenance practices that, when followed, will increase the durability of residential buildings in the harsh coastal environment and reduce economic losses associated with coastal natural disasters.

Course Objectives:
• Understand the basic principles of designing in a coastal environment: design premise, design framework, constraints, defining a “successful” building.
• Understand the differences in design requirements and expected performance between coastal construction and inland construction.
• Understand the significance and “lessons” of historical events at the coast.
• Describe minimum requirements and “best practices” for coastal construction.
• Identify coastal hazards at potential building sites and identify where to obtain pertinent information.
• Understand how to calculate design loads and conditions.
• Understand the continuous load path principle.
• Identify siting, design, construction, and maintenance defects that result in vulnerable buildings.

Selection Criteria
: The primary audience for this course is engineers and architects. Floodplain managers and building code officials are also encouraged to attend. Hazard mitigation, planning, zoning, public works, and other building officials with building science knowledge and those from the private sector, such as engineering firms, may also apply.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Participants should complete IS-0279.a, Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings; and IS-0386, Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction. Taking these courses should also help potential participants establish whether they have the necessary level of building science knowledge to take the more advanced resident courses.

12 CECs for CFMs
2.8 CEUs

Course attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).

Register here, create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course. Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course date.
Admissions: 301-447-1000, Applicants should wait for their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to making travel arrangements.

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