Comparing NFIP and “Higher Standards” in Building Codes

These fact sheets summarize the flood-resistant provisions of the 2021 International Codes (I-Codes) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24-14, Flood Resistant Design and Construction, that are “higher standards” and that are more specific than National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

The first fact sheet provides a detailed comparison of NFIP and the I-Code “higher standards.” The second fact sheet provides a summary comparison of the NFIP and more significant I-Code “higher standards.”

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