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Funded by the American Institute of Architects as part of the National Resiliency Initiative, this report looks at the need for practical applications for flood resistant construction. Statistics show the impact of floods occurring in areas previously considered low-risk, and areas which have been mapped as high risk zones continue to expand.  The National Flood Insurance Program is not able to keep up with payouts needed from policyholders, as the program is heavily in debt and insurance premiums are predicted to increase for all property owners.

This report presents emerging studies that are currently being explored by design professionals across the country, their implementation in retrofit and new construction, and advances that are needed in order to reduce the risk of homes within flood-prone areas.