FEMA. Mitigation Minute for March 25, 2020. FEMA Releases Updates to NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 and 5. What are the NFIP Technical Bulletins? The Technical Bulletins (TBs) provide guidance for complying with the minimum National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) floodplain management requirements pertaining to building performance. The Bulletins are changing to modernize and streamline their content and presentation. The updated TBs...Incorporate relevant information from the latest International Codes (I-Codes) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Standards. Provide updated guidance and best practices observed from post-disaster assessments. Address known issues identified by a wide range of stakeholders. Technical Bulletin 1. Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures Below Elevated Buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The updated TB 1 includes...Guidance on unusual configurations. New guidance on above-grade enclosed areas and two-level enclosures. View More Information on Technical Bulletin 1. Technical Bulletin 5. Free of Obstruction Requirements for Buildings Located in Coastal High Hazard Areas. The updated TB 5 includes...New tables comparing NFIP free of obstruction requirements with related building code requirements. Clarification of the requirements for design certification in Zone 5. New guidance on enclosed areas below elevated buildings. View More Information on Technical Bulletin 5.


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Download Technical Bulletins 1 and 5 today: https://www.fema.gov/nfip-technical-bulletins.

View changes to Technical Bulletin 1 here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2644.

View the updated Technical Bulletin 5: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3490.

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