Coastal Engineering: Sea Level Rise
What are some causes of sea-level rise? Is it impacting all coastlines? Sea-level rise is a very real flood condition that has caught the attention of many coastal communities around the U.S. This interactive online course will provide information about the potential magnitude of this rising water, the planning required to better resist the effects of this rising water, and why sea level rise can be so damaging to the built environment. A few case studies will be included to illustrate what is being done around the country to combat this serious climate change issue.
- Identify building techniques that can reduce damage caused by sea-level rise.
- List techniques used to reduce future damage to coastal-built structures caused by sea level rise and coastal erosion.
- Recognize the potential magnitude of increased flood loads that can be caused by rising water and the resources available for more in-depth study.
- Select appropriate methods to use when rebuilding damaged structures after coastal events to account for sea-level rise.
- AEC Complete
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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.
By Fuxi M. (Engineer) on October 16, 2018
Enjoyed the instructor
By Anthony K. (Engineer) on October 10, 2018
Enjoyed the instructor
superb case studies and graphics and Q&A at end.
By Scott A. (Engineer) on August 4, 2018
superb case studies and graphics and Q&A at end. emailed some clarifications to Bill.
Some of the examples of the calculations was incorrectly shown although the…
By Dale L. (Engineer) on June 19, 2018
Some of the examples of the calculations was incorrectly shown although the answer was correct.
Some of the slides have been shuffled so the knowledge checks appear before…
By Diana C. on April 18, 2018
Some of the slides have been shuffled so the knowledge checks appear before the content. Some of the formatting is off too, for example, there are no blue boxes around equations and there is no curser showing what the instructor is pointing to.
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