Flood Resistance of the Building Envelope

Christopher P. Jones from Whole Buildin Design Guide (WBDG)

This manual provides guidelines on how to plan a flood-resistant building.

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This manual provides guidelines on how to plan a flood-resistant building considering fundamental aspects:

  • Identifying the source, nature and severity of flood hazards affecting potential building sites.
  • Selecting a building site where flood hazards are eliminated or minimized.
  • Determining any flood-related regulatory requirements.
  • Determining design flood characteristics anticipated at the selected site, both now and over the life of the building.
  • Planning, designing and constructing the building to minimize any potential flood damages.
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United States

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Goal 13: Climate Action

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Construction specialists

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