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Mark your calendars for this Aug. 13 FEMA webinar

by | Aug 5, 2015 | News & Views

Applying ASCE 24 Engineering Standards to Flood Retrofitting and Reconstruction Projects Webinar: August 13
In the Spring of 2014, FEMA adopted Policy-203-074-1, Minimum Design Standard for HMA Projects in Flood Hazard Areas, requiring the use of engineering design standards detailed in ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction formitigation reconstruction, structure elevation, and dry flood proofing projects funded by Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.
FEMA will present a 3 1/2-hour webinar to help HMA applicants and subapplicants understand how to apply ASCE 24 to these project types. The webinar is based on the document Guidance for Applying ASCE 24 Engineering Standards to HMA Flood Retrofitting and Reconstruction Projects (2013).
Workshop objectives:
a. Understand FEMA’s new HMA policy regarding ASCE 24

b. Identify and understand the applicable ASCE 24 requirements for elevation, dry flood proofing, and mitigation reconstruction in riverine and coastal flood hazard areas

c. Review typical mitigation measures and how historic property reviews and the ASCE 24 standard applies

d. Understand FEMA’s application and project implementation process

e. Use FEMA’s guidance and tools to help implement successful projects

Additional information: Highlights of ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction
This webinar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 from 1-4:30 p.m. (Eastern).

Applying ASCE 24 Engineering Standards Webinar Link

HMA Home Page:http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance
FEMA Regional Offices:https://www.fema.gov/organizational-structure
FEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officers:http://www.fema.gov/state-hazard-mitigation-officers
HMA Helpline:1-866-222-3580or email:HMAGrantsHelpline@fema.dhs.gov
MT eGrants Helpdesk:1-855-228-3362or email:MTeGrants@fema.dhs.gov

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