The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that all mechanical equipment in new or substantially improved structures be elevated to above the BFE or designed so that floodwaters cannot infiltrate or accumulate within any component of the system. This would include electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and air conditioning equipment and other service facilities.
National Flood Insurance Program Requirements
- 60.3 - Floodplain management criteria for floodprone areas
- (a)(3) - Reasonably Safe from Flooding
- (a)(4) - Subdivisions
- (a)(3)(iv) - Requirements for Building Utility Systems