Vertical Erosion on Beaches and the National Flood Insurance Program
During the 25 years that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been in existence, there has been an increasing recognition of the contribution of both episodic and long-term...

The National Flood Insurance Program and Coastal Hazards
The year 1993 marks the 25th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This milestone offers an excellent opportunity to assess and discuss the relative effectiveness...

Growing Trend of China Port Economic Zones
This papers analyses the general development trend at the port economic zones in China and the motive forces underlying such development. Essential features of a port economy are described,...

Monongahela River Mapping & Flood Hazard Study
The study described here represents a unique collaboration and cost-sharing effort between two Federal agencies: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management...

Dispute Resolution
No matter how responsible the consulting engineer, certain disputes will arise that are simply unavoidable. The consulting engineer interacts with a number of parties, including owners,...

Construction Contract Documents for Stormwater Facilities
This paper provides an overview of the elements of an acceptable package of contract documents for stormwater facility construction. Thoughtful an meticulous assembly of contract documents...

Performance of Building Resistance to Water, Waves and Erosion
Water damage to buildings due to Hugo was widespread and severe throughout low-lying coastal areas. Flood insurance claim payments have already exceeded $350 million, the largest payout...

Surviving the Storm: Building Codes and the Reduction of Hurricane Damage
The link between adequate building codes, enforcement, and the level of damage experienced in major hurricanes was examined in a 1989 study by AIRAC, a public policy research group sponsored...

Flood Insurance Construction Standards: Can They Work on the Coast?
This article discusses the construction standards employed for flood insurance. Flooding caused by Hurricane Fredric is employed as a case study....

Great Lakes Wave Runup Methodology Study
The Great Lakes region has 5,480 miles of U.S. lakeshore. Located along this shoreline are approximately 340 Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Study sites with the associated...

Planning and Organization to Control Liabilities and Insurance Cost
The liabilities and insurance cost associated with construction projects can be considerable. Activities that are performed which carry extensive liability exposures with limited controls...

Liability Insurance Coverages for Designers of Temporary Structures
A recent survey completed by the American Consulting Engineers Counsel (ACEC) indicates that in 1990 approximately 40 claims occurred per 100 firms. There also is an indication that claims...

Loss-Reduction for Lifelines in a Federal Earthquake Insurance Context: Some Preliminary Issues
Through a two-year project, Dames & Moore has examined the topic of building or landuse loss-reduction measures in a federal earthquake insurance or reinsurance program. Loss reduction...

Awareness of Quality Control

Entrenched Channels and Alluvial Fan Flooding
Because the individual flood paths on alluvial fans are unpredictable, determining flood hazards on such landforms is hindered by particular complications. The proper framework in which...

Cyclic Streamflow Test for Validity of Randomness
Long-term Arizona runoff records used for flood insurance frequency analysis estimates are compared with long-term precipitation station records for cyclic behavior. Runoff cumulative...

The Benefits of Benefits
The article describes the effects of high turnover on a firm's performance and the potential for helping control it through the benefits offered employees. Historically, benefits...

Flood Insurance Program in Denmark

Evaluation of Coastal Structures Under 100-Year Event

Coastal Barrier Resources Act and the National Flood Insurance Program Six Years After

 

 

 

 

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