Updated on February 23, 2024

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Created on October 30, 2019

Flood Resistance of the Building Envelope

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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.

Target SDGs

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 13: Climate Action

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Whole Buildin Design Guide (WBDG)

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