High Wind and Flood Design for New and Existing Buildings Using ASCE 24 and ASCE 7-10

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Upcoming Seminar Locations:

Orlando, FL / November 4-5, 2013 (Hotel Info)

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William Coulbourne, P.E., M.ASCE, F.SEI 
Thomas Lee Smith, AIA, RRC, CSI

Each Attendee Earns 1.4 CEUs

“This seminar was helpful in expanding my knowledge of coastal building design. The instructors real life experience and examples drove home the intentions of the information provided.” – Thomas Mukavetz, Mullever, Inc., Ballinger, TX

Purpose and Background

The recent extremely active hurricane seasons, the devastation to the New Jersey and New York coastal areas, the impact of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi, Hurricane Ike in Texas, and the devastating tsunami in southeast Asia and Japan have brought increased focus on the natural hazards in a coastal region.  (Read More)  

Seminar Benefits and Learning Outcomes 

  • Learn how to determine the floodplain construction requirements applicable to a project in a coastal region
  • Become familiar with the ASCE/SEI 24-05 “Flood Resistant Design and Construction” which is referenced by the IBC
  • Become familiar with FEMA 361 “Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters” and the ICC/NSSA “Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters”
  • Review FEMA 55 “Coastal Construction Manual.” This document provides mitigation guidance to local officials and professionals in building design and construction. It covers hurricane winds, storm surge, wave and debris impact, erosion, scour, and earthquakes
  • Review FEMA 543 ”Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds.” This document provides planning and design guidance for new and existing critical facilities such as hurricane shelters, schools, health care facilities, fire and police stations and emergency operations centers
  • Review FEMA 577 “Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods and High Winds.” This document provides planning and design guidance for new and existing hospitals.
  • Learn lessons from Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan (2004), Katrina (2005), Ike (2008) and Sandy (2013), and how engineers and architects can work together to improve the flood and wind performance of buildings.
  • Discuss foundation systems that can be used in older developments when flood zone changes require elevating the building.
  • Learn about issues important to consider in urban environments subject to flooding.
  • Learn how to conduct life safety evaluation of structures following natural disasters by reviewing ATC 45 “Safety Evaluation of Buildings After Windstorms and Floods”
  • Review the 2010 Wind Load changes to ASCE 7 “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures”

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Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Students’ achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed through a series of problem-solving design exercises, class discussion following the presentation of each major topic, and through short case studies.

Special Features

Participants will receive copies of all presentations, CD copies of all FEMA documents discussed in the seminar, a copy of “ASCE/SEI 24-05 Flood Resistant Design and Construction” ($59.00 value)and a copy of ATC-45 “Safety Evaluation of Buildings After Windstorms and Floods” ($27.00 value).

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Who Should Attend?

This seminar will benefit architects, engineers, and building officials involved with construction in coastal regions who are interested in learning the latest in best practices and building code requirements unique to these areas.

Registration Fees*  

$1,275 Member | $1,495 Non-Member  

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Summary Outline

Day 1:  8:30am – 5:00pm | Day 2: 8:30am – 4:00pm


  • Special aspects of coastal regions
  • Understanding floodplain requirements ASCE 24 and building codes
  • Designing for coastal flood conditions
  • Wind lessons learned: Most common damage and failure modes
  • ASCE 7 and building codes

DAY 2 

  • Design of cladding and glazing systems
  • Design of roof systems
  • Design and construction of community shelters
  • Wind design of new and existing critical facilities
  • Flood design of new and existing critical facilities
  • Damage assessment techniques after high wind and flood events

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Purpose and Background

Engineers and architects providing professional services in these regions need to stay abreast of the latest special design requirements for these regions, as well as, the latest available technology and design guidance to further reduce the vulnerabilities of facilities.

Hotel Information 

Discounted hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See discount deadline and rates for each hotel below.

NOVEMBER 4-5, 2013
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: 407-828-4444
ASCE Hotel Rate: $109 Single/Double
Hotel Cut-Off: 10/3/2013


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