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Coastal Construction & Retrofit Course (NC-5-386)

Course Description:

This course is designed to train Floodplain Administrators to effectively use FEMA P-55, Coastal Construction Manual. The course and publication provide a

comprehensive approach to planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining homes in the coastal environment.

Selection Criteria - The primary audience for this course is floodplain managers and building code officials. Engineers and architects are also encouraged to attend.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic principles of designing in coastal environments: design premise, design framework, constraints, defining a “successful” building.
  • Understanding the differences in design requirements and expected performance between coastal 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 the basic principles of retrofitting existing structures as it pertains to dry floodproofing, elevation, and utility protection.
  • Understanding substantial Improvement Issues.
Date(s)  Tue. Nov 07, 2023 0800-1700 
Wed. Nov 08, 2023 0800-1700 
Thu. Nov 09, 2023 0800-1700 
Location Rhems Fire Department
5860 Highway 17 South, New Bern 28561, New Bern NC 28561 
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Building/Room Training Room 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length 3 days 
Course Hours 24 
CEUs 12.00 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 45
# Open Seats 25
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