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Highlights of ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction

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ASCE 24-14:  The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24-14 is a referenced standard in the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC) and the 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC). Building and structures within the scope of the IBC proposed to be constructed in flood hazard areas must be designed in accordance with ASCE 24-14. The IRC requires dwellings in floodways to be designed in accordance with ASCE 24-14 and includes an alternative that allows communities to require homes in any flood zone to be designed in accordance with ASCE 24-15. Highlights of ASCE 24-14 that complement the NFIP minimum requirements include: Building Performance; Flood-Damage Resistant Materials; Utilities and Service Equipment and Siting Considerations.

ASCE 24-05:  The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24-05 is a referenced standard in the International Building Code® and International Residential Code® (editions published 2012, 2009 and 2006).  Building and structures within the scope of the IBC proposed to be constructed in a flood hazard area must designed in accordance with ASCE 24. The IRC requires that dwellings in floodways to be designed in accordance with ASCE 24, and the 2012 and 2009 editions include an alternative that allows communities to require homes in Zones V to be designed in accordance with ASCE 24. Highlights of ASCE 24 that complement the NFIP minimum requirements include: Building Performance; Flood-Damage Resistant Materials; Utilities and Service Equipment; and Siting Considerations.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfHighlights of ASCE 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction
400.33KJanuary 31, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdfHighlights of ASCE 24-05 Flood Resistant Design and Construction
114.49KDecember 1, 2010
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13.52KDecember 1, 2010
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