Coastal Construction Manual: Principles and Practices of Planning, Siting, Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas Volume 1 and 2

Coastal Construction Manual: Principles and Practices of Planning, Siting, Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas Volume 1 and 2
Title:
Coastal Construction Manual: Principles and Practices of Planning, Siting, Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas Volume 1 and 2
Format:
Spiral-bound
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
027-002-00632-1
ISBN:
9780160943546
Description

The 2011 Coastal Construction Manual, Fourth Edition (FEMA P-55), is a two-volume publication that provides a comprehensive approach to planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining homes in the coastal environment. Volume I of the Coastal Construction Manual provides information about hazard identification, siting decisions, regulatory requirements, economic implications, and risk management. The primary audience for Volume I is design professionals, officials, and those involved in the decision-making process.

Volume II contains in-depth descriptions of design, construction, and maintenance practices that, when followed, will increase the durability of residential buildings in the harsh coastal environment and reduce economic losses associated with coastal natural disasters. The primary audience for Volume II is the design professional who is familiar with building codes and standards and has a basic understanding of engineering principles.

Table of Contents

Chapter 7 – Introduction to the design process, minimum design requirements, losses from natural hazards in coastal areas, cost and insurance implications of design and construction decisions, sustainable design, and inspections.

Chapter 8 – Site-specific loads, including from snow, flooding, tsunamis, high winds, tornadoes, seismic events, and combinations of loads. Example problems are provided to illustrate the application of design load provisions of ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

Chapter 9 – Load paths, structural connections, structural failure modes, breakaway walls, building materials, and appurtenances.

Chapter 10 – Foundations, including design criteria, requirements and recommendations, style selection (e.g., open, closed), pile capacity in soil, and installation.

Chapter 11 – Building envelope, including floors in elevated buildings, exterior doors, windows and skylights, non-loading-bearing walls, exterior wall coverings, soffits, roof systems, and attic vents.

Chapter 12 – Installing mechanical equipment and utilities.

Chapter 13 – Construction, including the foundation, structural frame, and building envelope. Common construction mistakes, material selection and durability, and techniques for improving resistance to decay and corrosion are also discussed.

Chapter 14 – Maintenance of new and existing buildings, including preventing damage from corrosion, moisture, weathering, and termites; building elements that require frequent maintenance; and hazard-specific maintenance techniques.

Chapter 15 – Evaluating existing buildings for the need for and feasibility of retrofitting for wildfire, seismic, flood, and wind hazards and implementing the retrofitting. Wind retrofit packages that can be implemented during routine maintenance are also discussed (e.g., replacing roof shingles). 

Audience

Primary audience for Volume II aredesign professionals familiar with building codes and standards and a basic understanding of engineering principles, coastal home owners and contractors.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$68.00
International Price:
$95.20
Publisher:
Homeland Security Dept., Federal Emergency Management Agency
Notes:
ISBN for volume 1 978-016-094350-8. ISBN for volume 2: 978-016-094351-5for set 9780160943546 (on carton).
Key Phrases:
  • FEMA P 55
Weight:
4.3125
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
12/22/2017
Last Status Update:
08/09/2018
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