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Pilot Course: E2460 Advanced Building Science Series I Course at EMI

Feb 15, 2019 | News & Views

Pilot Course: E2460 Advanced Building Science Series I

Pilot Course Dates:

May 13
– 16, 2019

Travel Dates:

May 12 and 17,
2019

Location:

Emergency Management Institute
(EMI) National Emergency Training Center Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course
Description:

This advanced-topics course
addresses the ever changing challenges faced from flood and wind risk, through a
comprehensive approach
of planning, compliance,
best-practice mitigation, and funding.

The four-day
course is comprised of six (6) half- and full-
day modules that will focus on:

1.
Flood Provisions of
the I-Codes and ASCE-24 (full-day)

2.
Incorporating Future Conditions into Flood Design (half-day)

3.
Strategies for Maximizing
Floodproofing Success (half-day)

4.
Steps to a Successful Elevation (full-day)

5.
Wind Mitigation for Buildings: Policies
& Procedures for Successful
Recovery (half-day)

6.
Critical
Building Performance for Wind (half-day)
Course
Goals:

This course
seeks to:

·
Enhance participants’ capability to understand
risk and promote compliance
with building codes,
best practices, and FEMA
policies, thereby increasing resiliency on the local, state,
and national levels.

·
Increase
participants’ knowledge and understanding of the provisions
and interactions of the I-Codes, engineering standards,
FEMA technical guidance, and FEMA mitigation
funding programs for flood
and wind hazards.

·
Support participants’ capacity to plan
for future conditions by considering probable future flood hazards
and lifetime building performance and operation requirements.

·
Facilitate
participants’ implementation of course content in their practice
of engineering design, vulnerability assessment,
and building inspection through comprehensive exercises, practical
guidance, and custom tools.

Target Audience:

The primary
audience for this course is
engineers and architects. Floodplain managers,
building code officials,
and hazard mitigation/municipal planners with building science knowledge
are also encouraged to attend.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

EMI awards 2.8 CEUs for completion
of this
course.

Continuing Education Credits (CECs):

The Association
of State
Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
awards 12 CECs (core) for completion of this course.

Prerequisites:

It is
recommended that participants
complete EMI resident
course E0312 (Fundamentals of Building Science) or independent study courses
IS-279.a (Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone
Residential Buildings) and
IS-386 (Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction)
prior to the class.

To Apply:

Complete a General
Admissions Application, FEMA Form
119-25-1, with student signature
and signature of supervisor or sponsoring agency official. Applicants are required
to register
using the FEMA Student
Identification (SID)
Number https://training.fema.gov/apply/notice.aspx

The General Admissions Application form is available at: https://training.fema.gov/apply/119-25-1.pdf?d=2014-12-9 Helpful tips on filling
out the application are available
at: https://training.fema.gov/apply/emiapptips.pdf?v=2016-02-12

For more information
on how to apply for EMI courses,
visit: https://training.fema.gov/apply/

Submit the application no later than April
1, 2019 to the NETC Admissions Office. Mail, scan, or
fax
the application to:

NETC Admissions Office (Room I-216) National Emergency Training Center
16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg,
MD 21727-8998

Phone: (301) 447-1035 Fax: (301)
447-1658

Email: netcadmissions@fema.dhs.gov
Application Review:

Upon acceptance into
the
course, NETC Admissions will mail out an Acceptance Letter/Welcome
Package outlining travel information, NETC
shuttle services,
lodging and other logistics. The
NETC Welcome Package can be viewed online at:
https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/downloads/netc_welcome_package.pdf

Campus Lodging:

Lodging
is provided for
course participants on the NETC campus.
Participants staying overnight on campus
are
required to purchase
a meal ticket for the duration of the training
activity.

Meal Ticket Purchase:

Home

Complimentary Airport Shuttle:

Notify
the NETC Transportation Office at least 2
weeks prior to the course date
to reserve
a seat.
Contact (301) 447-1311,
or fema-netc-housing@fema.dhs.gov

Travel Authorizations:

PFT and CORE
employees must ensure their
travel authorization (TA)
is completed through Concur
Government Edition
(CGE) Travel System for course offerings.

All Federal travelers
must have an approved TA prior to travel. A copy of the TA must be presented upon arrival. No
exceptions are made to the NETC
policy.

Point of Contact:

Course Coordinator: Shandy Heil, CFM
at
202-597-1311, shandy.heil@stantec.com

EMI POC: Prasad Inmula, Ph.D.,
P.E., CFM, at (301) 447-

1374,
Prasad.Inmula@fema.dhs.gov

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