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Quick Reference Guide: Comparison of Select NFIP & Building Code Requirements for Special Flood Hazard Areas (2012)

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This guide illustrates the similarities and highlights the differences between the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) minimum requirements and the requirements of the International Code Series (I-Codes) and ASCE 24, Flood Resistant Design and Construction (ASCE 24), a standard referenced by the I-Codes. The illustrations highlight some of the key similarities and differences between foundation types, lowest floor elevations, enclosures below elevated buildings, and utilities requirements contained within the NFIP and I-Codes for most residential and commercial buildings (classified as “Category II” structures by the building codes).
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1.93MMarch 1, 2012
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