Upcoming Floodplain Management Workshops: Register at http://www.riema.ri.gov/prevention/floods/
Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Workshop
November 8th, 2011
This event will be held on at the Towers in Narragansett. This training will discuss the triggers for both substantial improvement and substantial damage. Local floodplain management regulations and codes contain minimum NFIP requirements that apply not only to new structures, but also to existing structures which are “substantially improved (SI)” or “substantially damaged (SD).” Enforcing the SI/SD requirements is a very important part of a community’s floodplain management responsibilities. There are many factors that local officials will need to consider and several scenarios they may encounter while implementing the SI/SD requirements. This training will discuss these issues and concepts.
Floodplain Management 101
November 16th, 2011
This course is designed for newcomers to the field of Floodplain Management(FPM). This workshop covers the basic tenets of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the minimum administrative requirements to successfully implement a community FPM Program. Participants will learn fundamentals of individual and local responsibilities for managing flood risks and loss through proper permitting and planning. How to read a floodplain map and Flood Insurance Study (FIS), and to read/complete and Elevation Certificate will be covered in detail and through exercises.
Coastal Construction Workshop
January 18th, 2012
This course will be focused for designers, contractors, and building officials in coastal Rhode Island to address issues such as construction in V and A Zones, designing for flood and wind loads, construction and maintenance issues, utility issues, and septic systems in the flood zone. The goal is to provide guidance and assistance on specific coastal construction issues to reduce future damages to residential buildings in coastal areas.
For more information about upcoming events and other available training opportunities, please refer to our page on Floodplain Related Events and Training.