The purpose of this page is to define mechanical equipment, a commonly used term in floodplain management.
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.
- (a)(3) - Reasonably Safe from Flooding
- (a)(4) - Subdivisions
- (a)(3)(iv) - Requirements for Building Utility Systems