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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Daily Digest Bulletin

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Training Course Opportunity: E2460 Advanced Building Science Series I

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

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2020

Dates: April 27 -April 30, 2020; 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 of best-practice mitigation, code compliance, designing for future conditions, and FEMA policies and funding mechanisms aimed at achieving higher standards.

The four-day course is comprised of six half- and full- day modules that will focus on:
1. Flood and Wind Provisions of the I-Codes and ASCE-24
2. Strategies for Maximizing Floodproofing Success
3. Steps to a Successful Elevation
4. Incorporating Future Conditions into Flood Design
5. Wind Mitigation for Buildings: Policies & Procedures for Successful Recovery
6. Critical Building Performance for Wind

This course seeks to:

  • Reinforce learning concepts through comprehensive exercises and exposure to FEMA Building Science Branch products, risk map tools, and other industry resources.
  • Promote increased compliance of hazard-resistant building codes and floodplain management ordinances through better understanding of the relationships of the I-Codes, NFIP, and ASCE-24.
  • Increase participant knowledge of flood and wind hazard best practice, mitigation strategies and lessons learned through post-disaster, FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team observations.
  • Provide solutions for designing for future conditions, to help communities adapt to probable future flood hazards and lifetime building performance and operation requirements.

Target Audience:
Designers, building code professionals, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation/municipal planners, and persons with building science knowledge.

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.

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

How to Apply:
If interested, follow instructions located at This includes filling out FEMA Form 119-25-1 ( and emailing the form to Registration deadline is March 13th, 2020.