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FEMA P-950 CD, FEMA Building Science Toolkit CD

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Communities can strengthen their ability to reduce the loss of life, number of injuries, and property damage from coastal and riverine flooding by taking advantage of the vast resources in the FEMA Building Science Library in conjunction with FEMA Risk MAP products. The library also contains information on other natural hazards (e.g., seismic, wind). The information in the library can help communities understand flooding and other hazards, determine the appropriate standards for new construction, determine how best to retrofit existing structures to mitigate the risk of damage, and understand the benefits of enhancing or updating building codes to reduce the community’s risk. The FEMA Building Science Toolkit CD contains some of the key resources, organized by hazard, from the Building Science Library and links to additional resources.

The Building Science Toolkit CD contains:

- General information and technical guidance for State and local officials on the design and construction of hazard-resistant buildings and the retrofit of existing buildings to reduce the risk of damage from flooding and other natural hazards

- Over 70 of the most widely used FEMA publications including design manuals, tools for assessing damage, technical bulletins, recovery advisories, best practices, and evaluations and comparisons of building codes

- Links to additional publications on hazard resistance and design prepared by FEMA and other Federal agencies.

The resources cited on the CD can be used with flood risk maps and other Risk MAP products by local officials, developers, contractors, and building owners to better define areas of mitigation interest, determine flood depth and velocity data needed for building design, and determine where hydraulic analyses should be conducted to assist with siting, foundation, and structure design. Distribution of the Toolkit CD is encouraged during the RiskMAP Community Engagement and Resilience meetings between FEMA and communities.

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  • CD-ROM

    Distribution Warehouse

    Publication Number: 
    FEMA P-950
    Contact Name: 
    FEMA Distribution Center

    You can order this item from the FEMA Distribution Center. Download the Order Form and provide the resource title, FEMA publication ID #, quantity of each publication requesting, along with your name, address, zip code, and daytime phone #. Note: Some resources might have restrictions on the quantity allowed per order, per customer. Also, please review if the resource is currently backordered.

    You can order hardcopies by emailing, calling or faxing the FEMA Distribution Center using the Order Form

    Work hours for phone orders are M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

    Contact Phone Number: 
    (800) 480-2520
    Fax Number: 
    (240) 699-0525
0.03MMarch 1, 2015
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