Flood Measures: Physical Infrastructure - Building Adaptations


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


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Living with Water

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:
Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion


Types of Levees
Dry Flood Proofing

Wet Floodproofing



Structure Elevation




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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


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Living with Water

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:
Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion


Types of Levees
Dry Flood Proofing

Wet Floodproofing



Structure Elevation




Download the Building Adaptations Factsheet.

Learn about other types of measures from our Measures Explorer page.