FEMA P-499, Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction

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FEMA produced this series of 37 fact sheets to provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings. The fact sheets present information aimed at improving the performance of buildings subject to flood and wind forces in coastal environments. Photographs and drawings illustrate National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulatory requirements, the proper siting of coastal buildings, and recommended design and construction practices for building components, including structural connections, the building envelope, and utilities.

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FEMA P-499 - Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction (Hardcopy)
December 1, 2010
FEMA P-499 - Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction (CD)
December 1, 2010
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