A Mighty Storm: Flood Hazard Zones and Hurricane Prone Region Wind Loads
The International Building Code (IBC) and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) both contain requirements for new construction and substantial alterations with regard to flood-resistance and wind-borne debris. This presentation will cover these requirements as well as some of the likely impending tools that municipalities will employ to address increased flooding from sea-level rise, more frequent and powerful storm events, and increasing annual precipitation. Massachusetts amendments to the model codes and the role of FEMA mapping in the permitting process will also be covered.
Vernon Woodworth FAIA, LEED AP, has been a registered architect since 1984 and a Code Consultant since 1999.Former Chair of both the AIA National Codes Committee and the Boston Society of Architects’ Codes Committees, Vernon currently serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.Vernon has been a member of the faculty at the Boston Architectural College since 2002 where he currently teaches “Programming, Human Factors and Codes” to both architectural and interior students.He is a co-founder of the Code Group at AKF Group engineers.
The cost is $50 members/$100 nonmembers; sign in at the workshop to earn AIA credit.
In collaboration with codes expert Vernon Woodworth FAIA, and the AKF Group team, the BSA offers a traveling workshop on current building code topics. Members save 50 percent and have their credits reported on their AIA transcript.