Architectural Applications of Water Protection Systems

Architectural Applications of Water Protection Systems

This course expresses the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding and describes who is responsible when natural hazards and flooding occur. Learn what a Base Flood Elevation is, as well as the objectives of protection in order to employ this kind of system.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Express the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding
  2. Describe with whom the responsibilities lie in regards to natural hazards and flooding conditions
  3. Explain what a BFE (Base Flood Elevation) is and how this can affect a structure's insurance rating
  4. Illustrate and calculate the minimum engineering considerations according to the NFIP and FEMA and define: hydrostatic flood force, buoyancy and hydrodynamic force
  5. List the objectives of protection in order to employ flood barrier systems and compare and contrast different flood barrier protection and opening protection systems
Design Category: 
(08) Doors, Windows and Openings
AIA Course Number: 
SVT08B
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion