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FEMA Course Opportunity: E0279 Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings
June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Course Dates: June 14-17, 2021, from 8am – 4pm.
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2021
Location: Emergency Management Institute (EMI) National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
This course provides engineering and economic guidance to architects, engineers and local code enforcement officials in retrofitting existing one- to four-family residential structures situated in flood-prone areas. The retrofitting measures presented are creative, practical, compliant with applicable floodplain regulations and satisfactory to most homeowners.
Topics that will be covered include the concepts of flood-proofing and retrofitting, regulatory framework, design parameters, benefit-cost analysis and technical feasibility considerations. Participants will complete a design activity on a real-life case study. The course will also include a computer laboratory session with hands-on exercises using the FEMA benefit-cost analysis program modules.
Designers, building code professionals, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation/municipal planners and persons with building science knowledge.
It is recommended that EMI Independent Study course IS0279 is taken prior to attending this course. It may be accessed at FEMA – Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course | IS-279.A: Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings
Upon successful completion of this course, a participant may receive:
- 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 12 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Course Application and NETC Lodging:
If interested, follow instructions located at https://training.fema.gov/apply/. This includes filling out FEMA Form 119-25-1 https://training.fema.gov/apply/119-25-1.pdf and emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is May 28, 2021.
Campus lodging will be available for participants and more information will be provided upon acceptance, through the National Emergency Training Center Acceptance Letter/Welcome Package.
EMI Point of Contact:
For additional information contact the course manager, Prasad Inmula, Ph.D., PE, at) 301-447-1374 or by email at Prasad.Inmula@fema.dhs.gov