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Course Title: HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities (PER-306)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

Hurricanes are among the deadliest and costliest of natural disasters. Our coastal and inland communities that are vulnerable to this force, must adapt to and incorporate this powerful constraint into the planning and design of the built environment.

This two-day performance-level course will provide professionals with the training necessary to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies with civic and commercial projects located in hurricane-prone areas. In addition to discussing existing regulations, this course will feature best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.

Course Modules include:

  • Hurricane Science & Hazards
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Building Design case studies
  • Community Resources and Insurance
  • Zoning Code Strategies
  • Building Code Regulations
  • Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Building Envelope Technology
  • Community Saferoom Planning and Building Design


Target Audience:
  • Emergency Management

  • Governmental Administrative

  • General Public

  • Public Works

  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety

  • Other

    • Building and Zoning Officials

    • MItigation Specialists

    • Planners

    • Architects

    • Engineers

    • Land Owners

    • Building Managers

    • Developers
Contact Hours: 16
Type: Performance




Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.