Building Science Resource Library

The Building Science Resource Library contains all of FEMA’s hazard-specific guidance that focuses on creating hazard-resistant communities.

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FEMA P-2345: FEMA Building Designer’s Guide to Calculating Flood Loads Using ASCE 7-22 Supplement 2

This instructional guidance is for design professionals for designing buildings or other structures for flood loads in accordance with the requirements of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) / Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) standard ASCE 7-22, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, Supplement 2 (ASCE 7-22-S2). In addition to the detailed guidance provided on ASCE 7-22-S2, the guide contains worked examples, extended guidance on topics such as coastal erosion, and an overview of floodplain management requirements. This guide may also be used by building officials and floodplain managers to assist in regulating to the requirements in ASCE 7-22-S2.

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Improving Performance of Buildings in Very High-Seismic Regions Volume 2 – Supporting Resources (FEMA P-2343)

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Improving Performance of Buildings in Very High-Seismic Regions Volume 1 – Methods, Findings, and Recommendations (FEMA P-2343)

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Building Code Winter Activity Sheet

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2024 Building Code Adoption Tracking: FEMA Region 8

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2024 Building Code Adoption Tracking: FEMA Region 6

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2024 Building Code Adoption Tracking: FEMA Region 4

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2024 Building Code Adoption Tracking: FEMA Region 2

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2024 Building Code Adoption Tracking Overview

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2024 Building Code Adoption Tracking: FEMA Region 9