Tech Bulletins

  • Technical Bulletin Update Overview (March 2020): The Bulletins are changing to modernize and streamline their content and presentation, incorporate relevant information from the latest I-Codes and ASCE Standards, provide updated guidance and best practices observed from post-disaster assessments and address known issues identified by a wide range of stakeholders. These changes intended to improve the TBs’ usability, credibility, and content while presenting them in a streamlined format.
  • TB 0, User’s Guide to Technical Bulletins (2019): Provides a list of available technical bulletins, a key/word subject reference index for all the bulletins, and information about how to obtain copies of the bulletins.
  • TB 2, Flood Damage -Resistant Materials Requirements (2008): Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the required use of flood-damage resistant construction materials for building components located below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
  • TB 4, Elevator Installation (2019): Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the installation of elevators below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
  • TB 5, Free-of-Obstruction Requirements (2020): Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning obstructions to flood waters below elevated buildings and on building sites in Coastal High Hazard Areas (Zones V, VE, and V1-V30).

Updated 3/24/2020