Investigate resilient engineering with floodproofing strategies in engineering. Learn how to safeguard structures against floods, mitigate risks, and ensure resilience including floodproofing techniques, regulations, and innovative solutions.

2 Hours

Approval Number: 9879160

Provider Number: PVD468 Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design


Delve into real-world case studies, flood risk assessments, and cutting-edge technologies designed to safeguard infrastructures against flooding. Whether you’re a civil engineer, urban planner, or environmental consultant, this course equips you with essential skills to design flood-resilient structures and develop flood management plans.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Floodproofing and Retrofitting.
  • Identify Floodproofing Considerations.
  • Explain Data Collection and Analysis.
  • Recall Design Requirements of Floodproofing.
  • State Bidding Process and Order of a Project.
  • Analyze Costs and Benefits.
  • Recall Construction Process and Community Safety.
  • Identify Criteria for Acceptance of the Final Project.

Who will Benefit from this Class

Although any architect would benefit from the information in this class, Architects specializing in various fields could benefit significantly:

  • Civil Engineers and Architects
    Professionals involved in designing and planning infrastructure projects, such as bridges, roads, and buildings, can benefit from understanding floodproofing techniques to ensure the resilience of their designs against flooding.
  • Urban Planners
    Those involved in city planning and development can learn how to incorporate flood-resistant strategies into urban design, considering the impact of floods on the built environment.
  • Environmental Architects
    Architects focusing on sustainable and environmentally friendly designs may find a floodproofing class relevant to creating structures that can withstand and adapt to changing environmental conditions.
  • Residential Architects
    Architects specializing in residential design can gain insights into designing homes that are resilient to floods, especially in areas prone to flooding or near water bodies.
  • Landscape Architects
    Professionals involved in designing outdoor spaces can benefit from understanding how to integrate landscaping elements that contribute to flood mitigation and protection.
  • Emergency and Disaster Response Architects
    Architects involved in designing structures for emergency situations or disaster response can enhance their knowledge of floodproofing techniques to create resilient and safe spaces.
  • Infrastructure Architects
    Architects working on large-scale infrastructure projects, such as dams, levees, and water management systems, can benefit from a class on floodproofing to ensure the robustness of their designs.
  • Commercial Architects
    Architects involved in designing commercial buildings and complexes can learn how to incorporate flood-resistant features to protect businesses and assets.


Class completions are reported to the DBPR.

Renewal Cycle

Continuing Education credits for the 2/28 odd year renewal must be completed by 12/31 even year.

Refer to the Architecture Continuing Education Handbook for additional information.


Florida Architect Continuing Education Requirements
Architects are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (22 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses and 2 hours in the Florida Building Code advance course).

Florida Interior Designer Continuing Education Requirements
Interior Designers are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (14 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses, 2 hours in the Florida Building Code advance course, and 4 hours in optional or health, safety, and welfare related courses).

Advanced Course Requirement
Both Architect and Interior Design licensees are required to obtain a minimum of 2 hours of continuing education by completing an approved provider’s specialized or advanced course, approved by the Florida Building Commission, on the Florida Building Code, relating to the licensee’s respective area of practice for future renewals.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

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