Residential Coastal Construction

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Investigations conducted by FEMA and other organizations after major coastal disasters have consistently shown that properly sited, well-designed, and well-constructed coastal residential buildings generally perform well. This updated Coastal Construction Manual – prepared by FEMA with assistance from other agencies, organizations, and professionals involved in coastal construction and regulation – is intended to help designers and contractors identify and evaluate practices that will improve the quality of construction in coastal areas and reduce the economic losses associated with coastal disasters.

FEMA P-55, Coastal Construction Manual

Coastal Construction Manual Resources

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Additional Coastal Construction Resources

Questions? Click on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link to view FAQs. If you need additional information contact the Building Science Helpline at (866) 927-2104 or email  Please allow up to 5 business days for a response.

Last Updated: 
11/13/2012 - 17:19