Elevation Data for Floodplain Mapping (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by exLib at Sept. 9, 2013
Elevation Data for Floodplain Mapping  (Repost)

Elevation Data for Floodplain Mapping
Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies
NAS Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0309104092 9780309104098 | 167 pages | PDF | 30 MB

This book shows that there is sufficient two-dimensional "base map imagery" to meet FEMA's flood map modernization goals, but that the three-dimensional "base elevation data" that are needed to determine whether a building should have flood insurance are not adequate. This book makes recommendations for a new national digital elevation data collection program to redress the inadequacy.

Safe Rooms and Shelters - Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at Oct. 15, 2009
Safe Rooms and Shelters - Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks

Safe Rooms and Shelters - Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks
Publisher: FEMA | ISBN: N/A | edition 2006 | PDF | 264 pages | 14 mb

This manual is intended to provide guidance for engineers, architects, building officials, and property owners to design shelters and safe rooms in buildings. It presents information about the design and construction of shelters in the work place, home, or community building that will provide protection in response to manmade hazards. Because the security needs and types of construction vary greatly, users may select the methods and measures that best meet their individual situations. The use of experts to apply the methodologies contained in this document is encouraged.
The information contained herein will assist in the planning and design of shelters that may be constructed outside or within dwellings or public buildings. These safe rooms will protect occupants from a variety of hazards, including debris impact, accidental or intentional explosive detonation, and the accidental or intentional release of a toxic substance into the air. Safe rooms may also be designed to protect individuals from assaults and attempted kidnapping, which requires design features to resist forced entry and ballistic impact. This covers a range of protective options, from low-cost expedient protection (what is commonly referred to as sheltering-in-place) to safe rooms ventilated and pressurized with air purified by ultra-high-efficiency filters. These safe rooms protect against toxic gases, vapors, and aerosols (finely divided solid or liquid particles).