Local Officials Guide for Coastal Construction: Design Considerations, Regulatory Guidance, and Best Practice for Coastal Communities [open pdf - 14MB]
"This document was developed to assist building officials in understanding the connection between National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) guidelines, the International Building Code, and the International Residential Code. Additionally, flood and wind provisions of both ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 24-05 are presented and discussed. The guide also explores building performance and real-life success and failures following recent storm events and recommends design and construction 'best practices' where appropriate."
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