Post Sandy Workshop: Non-Structural Floodproofing for Local Officials

  • Thursday, June 06, 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • City of Hoboken
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Post Sandy Workshop: Non-Structural Floodproofing

Target Audience: Local Officials, Planners, Architects, Contractors

Co-Sponsored by ASFPM and NJAFM

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, affected property owners all over the region are facing decisions on when, how, and where to rebuild.  This decision is especially important in light of the future high cost of flood insurance and increasing risks from coastal storms.  There are many nonstructural floodproofing techniques that can be used and participation in this workshop will enable you to better understand and explain these options to your citizens or clients.   

This technical workshop will focus on the “how” aspect, covering different rebuilding and redevelopment options.  The floodproofing workshop will include topics such as:

  • ·         Elevation
  • ·         Acquisition/demolition/relocation
  • ·         Taking alternative measures such as zoning and transfer development
  • ·         Dry and wet floodproofing
  • ·         Costs for nonstructural floodproofing
  • ·         NFIP Regulations
  • ·         Biggert/Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

Two national experts, Mr. Gene Barr and Mr. Larry Buss who were former members of the US Army Corps of Engineers National Nonstructural Floodproofing Committee, will be leading this workshop.  Gene and Larry bring decades of floodproofing experience and knowledge that can be applied in many situations, whether it be for residential structures or commercial businesses.

Course Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Course Location:

Planning Board Conference Room

City of Hoboken

94 Washington Street

Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

We encourage/recommend anyone signing up to utilize mass transit.   Registrants can easily take heavy rail, light rail, PATH or the bus.

There is also a paid parking lot one block away at the corner of Washington Street and Observer Highway.

Registrants should also bring their appetites since there are over 75 Zagat rated restaurants in town.

*There will be an evening floodproofing workshop session (at the same location) targeting local residents.  Please go to for more information and to register.

Registration and Fees:  This FREE training is “limited access” with only 40 seats available for in-person attendance.

Note: Both NJAFM Members and Invited Guests are required to register online at to ensure an accurate head count and CEC credit.  If you are not an NJAFM member, please consider becoming a member for future free training opportunities.

CFM Credits Earned: 6 core CECs

Please see the below agenda for more details.

  • §  Opening remarks/purpose of workshops/introductionsundefined15 minutes
  • §  Flood plain management to reduce future flood risk in Sandy areaundefined45 minutes
  • ·         What is nonstructural flood risk reduction versus structural flood risk reduction
  • ·         Several concepts in bullet form that need to be considered to reduce flood risk post  Sandy
  • ·         Discuss flood risk equation and its relevance in making flood plain management decisions post Sandy
  • ·         No flood risk concept
  • ·         Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012
  • §  Nonstructural/flood proofing measures to reduce flood risk to structures//Rebuilding post Sandy with impact on consequences in mindundefined2 hours
  • ·         NFIP Regulations
  • ·         Elevation
  • ·         Buyout/demolition/relocation
  • ·         Alternative Measures (Zoning, Transfer development right, etc)
  • ·         Berms/levees/walls
  • ·         Dry flood proofing/wet flood proofing
  • ·         Costs for nonstructural/flood proofing
  • §  Discuss two major federal programs to assist rebuild using nonstructural measuresundefined30 minutes
  • ·         FEMA

·         Corps of Engineers

§  State and local building codes and requirements for the rebuildundefined30 minutes

§  Open discussion & Questions

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