TechNote - Residential Buildings in Flood-Prone Areas

Following Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston and Harris County, TX, introduced new ordinances for construction in flood-prone areas. The purpose of this TechNote is to provide guidance to builders and designers on selecting building materials for constructing elevated conditioned space enclosures for new residential buildings that will be located within these jurisdictions.

This TechNote features solutions that maximize the flexibility in material choices, such as insulation products, for construction of the elevated conditioned space. Specifically, the TechNote provides guidance on the requirements for floor systems in various flood zones.

TechNote - Residential Buildings in Flood-Prone Areas: Selecting Materials for Constructing an Elevated Conditioned Space Enclosure
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