Building Adaptations

Measures related to physical infrastructure opportunities to address flood risk

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Building Adaptations

DESCRIPTION:
Buildings and structures can be adapted individually or in groups to protect them from flooding. This can be accomplished by modifying their structure and interiors to resist damages due to flooding, or by raising the entire structure above expected flood levels. These measures are specific to the assets that they protect and do not provide comprehensive protection from flooding.




SHORELINE LOCATION:
Asset Specific
DESIGN LIFE:
Varies
IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:
Living with Water



ADAPTABILITY:
Low
CONSTRUCTION COST:
TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




Types of Building Adaptations:
Click the images and links below to explore types of Building Adaptations.


Dry FloodproofingWet Floodproofing



Structure Elevation



Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Measures related to physical infrastructure opportunities to address flood risk

Looking for more? Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Building Adaptations

DESCRIPTION:
Buildings and structures can be adapted individually or in groups to protect them from flooding. This can be accomplished by modifying their structure and interiors to resist damages due to flooding, or by raising the entire structure above expected flood levels. These measures are specific to the assets that they protect and do not provide comprehensive protection from flooding.




SHORELINE LOCATION:
Asset Specific
DESIGN LIFE:
Varies
IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:
Living with Water



ADAPTABILITY:
Low
CONSTRUCTION COST:
TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




Types of Building Adaptations:
Click the images and links below to explore types of Building Adaptations.


Dry FloodproofingWet Floodproofing



Structure Elevation



Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


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