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How to pick a residential lot or building site in coastal area

Credit: 21 PDH
Course Fee: $284.00

Course topics

Chapter :3

Introduction
United States Coastline Characteristics
Atlantic Coast
Gulf of Mexico Coast
Pacific Coast
Great Lakes Coast
Coast of Alaska
Coast of Hawaii and Pacific Territories
Coast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coastal Flood Hazards
Wave Heights and Wave Crest Elevations
Wave Runup
Erosion Considerations and Flood Hazard Mapping

Chapter :4

Introduction
Hazards, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Cost Considerations

Chapter :5

Introduction
Identifying Suitable Property for Coastal Residential Structures
Compiling Information on Coastal Property
Sources of Information
Property Disclosure Requirements
Evaluating Hazards and Potential Vulnerability
Define Coastal Hazards Affecting the Property
Evaluate Hazard Effects on the Property
Decision Time

Chapter :6

Introduction
Land Use Regulations
Building Codes and Standards
National Flood Insurance Program
Background
Determination of BFEs and Flood Insurance Zones
in Coastal Flood Hazard Areas
Minimum Regulatory Requirements Imposed by
Communities Participating in the NFIP
Recommendations for Exceeding Minimum NFIP
Regulatory Requirements
Non-Coastal A Zones
Coastal A Zones and V Zones
Summary
Coastal Barrier Resources Act of 1982
Coastal Zone Management Regulations

Chapter :7

Introduction
Natural Hazards Affecting Coastal Areas
Tropical Cyclones and Coastal Storms
Tsunamis
Coastal Flooding
Hydrostatic Forces
Hydrodynamic Forces
Waves
Floodborne Debris
Sea-Level Rise and Lake-Level Rise
High Winds
Speedup of Winds Due to Topographic Effects
Windborne Debris and Rainfall Penetration
Tornadoes
Erosion
Describing and Measuring Erosion
Causes of Erosion
Earthquakes
Other Hazards and Environmental Effects
Subsidence and Uplift
Landslides and Ground Failures
Salt Spray and Moisture
Rain
Hail
Wood Decay and Termites
Wildfire
Floating Ice
Snow
Atmospheric Ice
Coastal Hazard Zones
NFIP Hazard Zones
Examples of State and Community Coastal
Hazard Zone Delineation
Other Risk Assessment Approaches
Translating Hazard Information into Practice
Is an Updated or a More Detailed Flood Hazard
Assessment Needed?
Updated or Revised Flood Hazard Assessments

Chapter : 8

Introduction
Sitting Considerations
Raw Land Development: Infrastructure and Lot Layout
Introduction
Practices To Avoid and Recommended Alternatives
Infill Development: Sitting a Building on an Existing Lot
Introduction
Practices To Avoid and Recommended Alternatives
Influence of Beach Nourishment and Dune Restoration
on Sitting Decisions

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