Additional Resources

 

Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Codes®: Coordinating Building Codes and Floodplain Management Regulations (4th Edition). September 2014.  

A joint effort by the International Code Council and FEMA, this edition is a significant change from earlier versions.  It has new content to describe the differences between NFIP regulations and I-Code requirements for buildings, identifies pertinent questions that should be answered in the context of each State’s or local community’s existing statutes and codes, and offers examples of Cover photo for the document: Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Codes: Coordinating Building Codes and Floodplain Management Regulations, 4th Edition (2014)how the I-Codes can be modified to incorporate even higher standards to increase resistance to flood damage.

Also new in this edition is an introduction and link to download three versions of a model floodplain management ordinance that satisfies NFIP requirements and coordinates with the flood provisions of the I-Codes.  Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can rely on the 2009 and later editions of the International Codes® (I‑Codes) to form the basis of their floodplain management practices. The flood provisions in these editions meet or exceed the minimum NFIP requirements for buildings and structures in Special Flood Hazard Areas and contain a number of higher standards.  Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Codes®(4th Edition)is available at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/96634.  The model ordinance can be downloaded at: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/96224.

 

Quick Reference Guide: Comparison of Select NFIP & Building Code Requirements for Special Flood Hazard Areas  March 2012 

The Quick Reference Guide  is an 8-page guide that highlights the similarities and differences between the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) minimum requirements and the requirements of the International Code Series (I-Codes) and ASCE 24, Flood Resistant Design and Construction, a standard referenced by the I-Codes. Among the features contrasted are foundation types, lowest floor elevations,enclosures below elevated buildings, and utilities requirements within the NFIP and I-Codes for most residential and commercial buildings.

 

Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures 

The third edition of Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures (FEMA P 259)  is now available from the FEMA Publications Warehouse! To read more about the document and for other information, see the article here: [Full Article].