Course Description

Course Construction and Retrofitting of Homes in the Coastal Area (Coastal_MIT)

Please join us for a one-day workshop on important State Building Codes, environmental permitting regulations, and best practices related to building and retrofitting homes and other buildings in coastal areas. The morning workshop topics will feature a look at best practices in design of structures to better withstand storm-related impacts such as coastal erosion and flooding, and will also provide guidance for local officials on how to use and interpret FEMA flood insurance rate maps and flood studies. The afternoon sessions will focus on the State Building Code requirements in flood hazard areas, and opportunities for local conservation commission to reduce hazard vulnerability and protect ‘Land Subject to Costal Storm Flowage’ under the Wetlands Protection Act.  The workshop will conclude with a presentation related to State and Federal funding opportunities to assist local officials plan for, and implement flood risk reduction projects.  This workshop is being hosted by the State Hazard Mitigation Interagency Committee’s Flood and Erosion Workgroup.

Date(s) Wed. Mar 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street, Plymouth MA 02360 
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Building/Room Otto Fehlow Room 
Handicap Accessibility Yes WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor White, Sarah J. 
Additional Instructors Carlson, Eric (IP) 
Grace, John J. (IP) 
Haney, Rebecca 
Langley, Lealdon (IP)   
Course Length 1 Day  CEUs  
Target Audience Coastal community officials (see Other Information) 
Maximum Participants 60 # Open Seats 60 # on Wait List 0
Offering Specific Information

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Training Contact:

David M Bryant, Training and Exercise Coordinator


Target Audience:

Conservation agents, planners, coastal community officials, engineers, building and zoning code officials, emergency managers, floodplain managers, wetland consultants, designers, architects, land owners, developers, mitigation specialists, etc.