PHRC Webinars

Renovation Requirements in Floodplains

3/11/2014 1:00-2:00 PM


Katie Blansett, PhD, P.E.


Link to Webinar:


The IRC requires certain flood protection or flood-resistant construction measures be taken for renovation projects if the structure is located within a 100-year floodplain boundary. A municipality can adopt a Floodplain Ordinance that may include requirements that are different from those in the IRC. Tune into this program to learn about the different types of regulations that apply to renovation in floodplains from the perspective of both the remodeler and the code inspector.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic terminology and common abbreviations associated with floodplain work
  • Create a FIRMette for a project site to determine if is located in floodplain
  • Identify the sections of the International Residential Code that are relevant to construction activities in a floodplain
  • Understand how to apply the regulations of flood-resistant construction
  • Identify the differences between the requirements of the IRC and a Floodplain Ordinance that might have been adopted for a specific municipality


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit

Credit Hours

1 credit hour (PA L&I Code Certifications)

Tags: Land Development, Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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