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.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
Author / Organization
Christopher P. Jones from Whole Buildin Design Guide (WBDG)
Reconstruction or development?
Snapshot / Summary
Relevant Codes and Standards
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The fundamental goal of flood-resistant construction is for buildings to resist flotation, collapse and permanent lateral movement during the design flood.
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Donald Prowler & Associates . The Role of Buildings and the Case for Whole Building Design. National Institute of Building Sciences, 2007.
Compliance with regulations
All regulations are outlined in the document.