November 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

   Flood-resistant design review

   The NFIP and building code requirements

   Understanding flood zones and classifying buildings

   Complying with siting requirements

   Using flood-damage resistant materials

   Installing utilities and service equipment

   ASCE 7-10: flood-resistant building design loads

   Reviewing flood-resistant design and construction benefits to clients

      • Reduced damages and losses

      • Reduced service losses

      • Reduced insurance costs

   Increased resiliency


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)

Web Browser:

Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware: 

Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more


     1.0 HSW Contact Hour
     (AIA: 1.0 HSW LU)

     1.0 PDH

     1.0 CEC

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the Flood-Resistant Buildings Series.


John Squerciati PE CFM

Senior Associate at Dewberry Engineers, Inc. in Fairfax, Virginia
Mr. Squerciati has over 23 years of post-disaster damage assessment and hazard mitigation experience under Dewberry’s Technical Assistance Contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He has worked on numerous floods and other natural disasters as well as terrorist events. Mr. Squerciati has provided assistance in developing and updating several FEMA policy and technical documents including Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage (FEMA P-348); Mitigation Assessment Team Report; Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast (FEMA 549); Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements (NFIP Technical Bulletin 2); Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards (FEMA P-85); Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting (FEMA P-312); Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood Prone Residential Buildings (FEMA P-259); Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana Mitigation Assessment Team Report (FEMA P-938); Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings (FEMA P-936); Mitigation Assessment Team Report – Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York: Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance (FEMA P-942); and Mitigation Assessment Team Report – Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico (FEMA P-2020). Mr. Squerciati currently serves on flood-related technical standard committees for both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASTM International.

Mr. Squerciati has developed course materials and served as an instructor for the following courses at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute: Multi-Hazard Mitigation Design Concepts (E312), Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings (E279), Benefit-Cost Analysis (E276), Public Assistance Mitigation (E239), Residential Coastal Construction (E386) and Advanced FEMA Building Science Concepts (E2460). In addition, he assisted in the development of materials and been an instructor for numerous field training workshops, webinars and online seminars for Substantial Damage estimation, structural flood-proofing, NFIP technical bulletins, coastal construction, protecting manufactured homes from flooding, and benefit-cost analysis (BCA). Mr. Squerciati received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the Cooper Union with a major in Structural Engineering and a minor in Geotechnical Engineering. He has taken additional course work on engineering for extreme winds at Texas Tech University. Mr. Squerciati is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Louisiana and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.