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Residential Coastal Construction

Investigations conducted by FEMA and other organizations after major coastal disasters have consistently shown that properly sited, well-designed and well-constructed coastal residential buildings generally perform well. This updated FEMA P-55, Coastal Construction Manual – prepared by FEMA with assistance from other agencies, organizations and professionals involved in coastal construction and regulation – is intended to help designers and contractors identify and evaluate practices that will improve the quality of construction in coastal areas and reduce the economic losses associated with coastal disasters.

FEMA P-55, Coastal Construction Manual

Coastal Construction Manual Resources

 Coastal Construction Manual Online Course

Contact and Information

Additional Coastal Construction Resources

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Last Updated: 
01/30/2019 - 13:56