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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Daily Digest Bulletin

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Apply Now! Course E2460 Advanced Building Science Series I

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce a pilot training course opportunity: E2460 Advanced Building Science Series I for engineers, architects, floodplain managers and building code officials.

Dates: May 13-16, 2019; 4 days in length.

Location: Emergency Management Institute (EMI) National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

This advanced-topics course addresses the ever-changing challenges faced from flood and wind risk through a comprehensive approach on planning, compliance, best-practice mitigation, and funding.

The four-day course is comprised of six half- and full- day modules that will focus on:

  1. Flood Provisions of the I-Codes and ASCE-24
  2. Incorporating Future Conditions into Flood Design
  3. Strategies for Maximizing Floodproofing Success
  4. Steps to a Successful Elevation
  5. Wind Mitigation for Buildings: Policies & Procedures for Successful Recovery
  6. Critical Building Performance for Wind

 This course seeks to:

  • Enhance participants’ capability to understand risk and promote compliance with building codes, best practices, and FEMA policies, thereby increasing resiliency on the local, state, and national levels.
  • Increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the provisions and interactions of the I-Codes, engineering standards, FEMA technical guidance, and FEMA mitigation funding programs for flood and wind hazards.
  • Support participants’ capacity to plan for future conditions by considering probable future flood hazards and lifetime building performance and operation requirements.
  • Facilitate participants’ implementation of course content in their practice of engineering design, vulnerability assessment, and building inspection through comprehensive exercises, practical guidance, and custom tools.

Target Audience:

The primary audience for this course is engineers and architects. Floodplain managers, building code officials, and hazard mitigation/municipal planners with building science knowledge are also encouraged to attend.

It is recommended that participants complete EMI resident course E0312 (Fundamentals of Building Science) or independent study courses IS-279.a (Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings) and IS-386 (Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction) prior to the class.

The EMI awards 2.8 CEUs for completion of this course and ASFPM awards 12 CECs for completion of this course.

How to Apply:

Registration deadline is April 1, 2019. If interested, follow instructions located at This includes filling out FEMA Form 119-25-1 ( and emailing the form to Floodplain managers, building code officials, and hazard mitigation planners with building science knowledge are encouraged to apply.