Post Sandy Workshop: Non-Structural Floodproofing

  • Thursday, June 06, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • City of Hoboken
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Post Sandy Workshop: Non-Structural Floodproofing

Target Audience: Local Residents

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 these options.   

This 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
  • ·         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 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Course Location:

City Council Chambers

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 afternoon floodproofing workshop session (at the same location) targeting local officials, planners, architects and contractors.  Please go to for more information and to register.

Registration and Fees:  This FREE training is “limited access” with only 80 seats available for in-person attendance.

Note: You are required to register online at to ensure an accurate head count.  If you are not an NJAFM member, please consider becoming a member for future free training opportunities.

Please see the below agenda for more details.

§  Opening comments/purpose of workshopundefined15 minutes

§  Nonstructural/flood proofing measures to reduce flood risk to structuresundefined90 minutes

·         Elevation

·         Buyout/demolition/relocation

·         Berms/levees/walls

·         Dry flood proofing/wet flood proofing

·         Costs for nonstructural/flood proofing

§  Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012


§  State and local building code requirementsundefined15 minutes

§  Open discussions & questions

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