Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings course (E279).
Seats are still available for FEMA’s E279 course June 25th to 28th, 2012 at the beautiful Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) Emmitsburg, MD campus.
This course is preapproved for 12 Core Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for CFMs. If you are a state or
local government employee you may attend the training for FREE with all expenses covered except meals (meal tickets are approximately $100 for the week). Student Stipend amounts for state and local government employee travel cost reimbursement is detailed in the Welcome Package (pages 21 – 25).
The primary audience for this course is engineers and architects however; floodplain managers and building code officials with building science knowledge are also encouraged to attend. Hazard mitigation, planning, zoning, public works, and other building officials with building science knowledge may also apply. Please note: It is necessary to have a basic knowledge of building science.
It is recommended that participants complete the following Independent Study course: IS-279, Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings. Taking IS-279 should help potential participants establish whether they have the necessary level of building science knowledge to fully benefit from this course.
To register for the E279 course please complete the EMI application (Form 119-25-1) found at: http://training.fema.gov/Apply/. Please apply early as seating is limited. For more information, go to http://www.training.fema.gov/EMI or contact the EMI Admissions Office at 301-447-1035.
This course is designed to provide engineering and economic guidance on what constitutes proper retrofitting techniques for flood-prone residential structures. The course will focus on the concepts of
flood-proofing, regulatory framework, controlling parameters, design practices, and benefit, cost, and
technical feasibility analysis. There is a case study design exercise and a written examination.
This course will include the updated P-259 Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Structures, Third Edition published January 2012.