floodproof design manual

In the recent floods in New York and Miami, we saw pictures we hoped we would never see again: abandoned, submerged cars, inundated houses, and gigantic traffic jams. Human memory works in a mysterious fashion: we tend to remember good times, while we push away bad memories. This may explain the irrational exuberance evidenced in some new construction projects.

The lesson still stands: The flood is considered one of the most devastating hazards with a predictable recurrence. Read the manual and understand the steps required to make a building enclosure floodproof in your design. The manual addresses questions frequently asked by architects suspecting their projects may be subject to the flood hazard.

The manual is available for free download at our old webpage.