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Day One: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
11:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Day Two: Thursday, May 26, 2022
11:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by
John Squerciati, PE, CFM

Agenda Day One
Session 1: Floodplain Development under NFIP Standards
Overview of the NFIP
Using the right maps and flood data
Determining what regulations are in effect for a property
Classifying structures
Determining which building codes apply
Identifying when permits are required

Session 2: Building Design Under NFIP Standards
Standards for building design
Technical Bulletin 1: Openings in foundation walls and enclosure walls
Technical Bulletin 2: Flood damage-resistant materials
Technical Bulletin 3: Dry floodproofing
Technical Bulletin 5: Free-of-obstruction requirements
Technical Bulletin 7: Wet floodproofing
Technical Bulletin 9: Breakaway walls
Other bulletins: elevators, below-grade parking, corrosion protection


Agenda Day Two
Session 3: Designing and Constructing Flood-Resistant Buildings
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 7-16: 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

Session 4: Designing and Constructing Foundations
and Above-Grade Flood Resistance
Basic principles of flood-resistant design
Foundation types and styles
Complying with restrictions on soils and fill
Designing closed foundations and slabs-on-grade
Designing open foundations on piles
Complying with elevation requirements to use freeboard
Design of walls
Location of mechanical and HVAC equipment
Design of decks, concrete pads and patios
Pool design
Limitations on dry flood-proofed, non-residential buildings

Case Study Exercises


 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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.

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Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Floodplain Managers
6.0 CECs

International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building. (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


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.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Flood-Resistant Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines how to design and construct buildings to resistant damage from flooding. Topics include floodplain development under the NFIP, building design under the NFIP, and basic principles of flood-resistant design.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able use correct maps and flood data when determining what regulations are in effect for particular properties, determine which building codes apply, and obtain required permits for development in floodplain areas.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with specific NFIP standards for building design, including those for openings in foundation walls and enclosure walls, flood damage-resistant materials, non-residential floodproofing.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with specific NFIP standards for free-of-obstruction requirements, wet floodproofing, breakaway walls, elevators, below-grade parking, and corrosion protection.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to follow standards for designing for above-grade flood resistance , including stairs and ramps, design of walls, location of mechanical and HVAC equipment, design of decks, concrete pads and patios, , and limitations on dry floodproofed non-residential buildings.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience building design and construction and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/17/2025

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Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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