Substantial Damage Inspections: Enforcing Post-Disaster Codes Webinar

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021; 10:00am-11:30am

Cost: $10 (members)

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Charles Baker, Floodplain Specialist and Building Science, FEMA Region 3

Description: Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), agree to permit all development in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  Development is defined as any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials.  This short seminar helps standardize the method for which substantial damage inspections are conducted.  Substantial Damage can be found as a provision in the 2009 IRC in R105.3.1.1 Substantially improved or substantially damaged existing buildings in flood hazard areas. For applications for reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvement of existing buildings or structures located in an area prone to flooding as established by Table R301.2(1), the building official shall examine or cause to be examined the construction documents and shall prepare a finding with regard to the value of the proposed work. For buildings that have sustained damage of any origin, the value of the proposed work shall include the cost to repair the building or structure to its pre-damage condition. If the building official finds that the value of proposed work equals or exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the building or structure before the damage has occurred or the improvement is started, the finding shall be provided to the board of appeals for a determination of substantial improvement or substantial damage. Applications determined by the board of appeals to constitute substantial improvement or substantial damage shall require all existing portions of the entire building or structure to meet the requirements of R322.

This Course is in a Virtual Training Room: This type of online classroom (Zoom) allows you to see and hear the instructor and classroom and they will be able to see and hear you.  After you register, you will immediately be emailed a unique weblink from Zoom to access the training – be sure to check your spam folders (and Promotions folder for Gmail accounts).

Attendees should have access to a computer or tablet with high-speed internet access.

Continuing Ed: The course is approved by ICC for 1.0 continuing education training hours. (expected)

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