Design of Buildings for Coastal Flooding
This course provides information important to the design of foundations used in coastal areas. The design methodology comes from FEMA's Coastal Construction Manual (CCM) and has been developed from studying failures after numerous coastal storms. Flood loads are developed using both ASCE 7 and the CCM and applied to pile supported structures. Other flood effects such as erosion and scour are covered. Pile design is discussed as well as bracing methods used in pile systems. An example of how to calculate flood loads and how to apply them to the foundation at a coastal location is included to help provide context on the method and magnitude of the loads.
- Apply the flood load provisions in ASCE 7-10 and ASCE 24 to properly design pile foundations that are safe for its occupants.
- Learn about proposed changes to ASCE 7-10 and ASCE 24 that will affect the safety of the public.
- Identify the best practice design and construction standards for pile foundation design in coastal areas that will provide the most safety and building resiliency to the public.
- Recognize the limitations for the solutions in foundation design in order to assist in identifying issues that require more thorough or unique analysis.
- State the current design methodologies for pile foundations and any limitations there are on the use of these systems.
- AEC Complete
- Construction & Trades
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Mr. Coulbourne has written articles for journals and given presentations, seminars and webinars for homebuilders, engineers, architects, building officials and homeowners on high wind and flood design and coastal construction issues and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was the primary author and Project Manager for FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual. He has co-authored books and journal articles on high wind design issues and strategies including Guides to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10, an ATC Design Guide on Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings and a book on Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage for ASCE. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and a new standards committee for improving tornado wind speeds using the EF Scale.
Well designed course.
By Luis D. on July 12, 2018
Well designed course. Excellent complement to the course "Designing for Flood Loads using ASCE."
By Timothy S. (Engineer) on April 19, 2018
Should proof read transcript of video lecture before uploading to RedVector…
By Brian S. (Engineer) on November 30, 2017
Should proof read transcript of video lecture before uploading to RedVector.
Very informative and well presented.
By Charles M. (Engineer) on June 5, 2018
Very informative and well presented.
There was a lot of information.
By Vincent M. (Engineer) on April 20, 2018
There was a lot of information. I have never designed for coastal zones before, so I have to do more research about the topic. There seemed to be more time spent on background data and less on calculations at the end.
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