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The NFIP and Building Codes: Development Standards for Floodplains

The NFIP and Building Codes: Development Standards for Floodplains

October 20, 1:00-4:00

The class covers types of floods and floodplains, and how floods damage structures. It goes over and compares FEMA's floodplain regulations and the Uniform Building Code of New York State, including the relationship between FEMA regulations and building codes.  We will go over detailed design standards in order to meet FEMA and building code requirements.  Key areas to be covered include building design standards, floodways, base flood elevations and design flood elevations, freeboard, flood zones that do not have base flood elevations, floodproofing, manufactured homes, recreational vehicles, historic structures, variances and appeals, and a summary of recent code changes.

Instructor: Bill Nechamen,
Nechamen Consulting, LLC


  • Certified Floodplain Manager, ASFPM: 3 credits
  • Code Credit, New York State Department of State: 3 hours
  • Professional Engineer, Practicing Institute of Engineering: in review

Fee Schedule:

Members: $40, free to code officials who are members of the NYS Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association

Non-members: $100
To find out about joining NYSFSMA, go to our home page at and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
This is a Virtual Training Session.

Additional Info:
Virtual Training
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee