FREE SEMINAR: Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise, 2/28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST, Atlantic Wharf, MA

  • 28 Feb 2017
FREE SEMINAR: Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise, 2/28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST, Atlantic Wharf, MA
Event Description

BOSTON SEMINAR: Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise
Tuesday, February 28,
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Presented by: Aaron Lewis & Gregory Doelp

Atlantic Wharf,
290 Congress Street,
Fort Point Room,
Boston, MA 02210

Changing FEMA maps, new requirements for resiliency, increasing attention on riverine and coastal flooding, rising sea levels … owners, government officials, and the design community are constantly challenged with new policy and research about climate change impacts and the adapting building performance expectations in this new environment.

This presentation provides an introduction to the design of buildings and other infrastructure for flooding. We will introduce FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), building code requirements for SFHA zones, and the basic approaches for wet and dry floodproofing. We will also discuss the impacts of sea level rise and strategies for addressing sea level rise in building design and construction.

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance.

Event Details:
5:30 - 6:00PM Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00PM Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30PM Cocktail Reception

Two blocks from South Station on the Red Line. Parking is available in the parking garage between Sorelle Café & Boloco (282 Congress Street and 284 Congress Street) for $12 flat rate if you enter after 5:00PM.

Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 100 guests to register.

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