Evaluates the cost-effectiveness of additional freeboard above the BFE using the FEMA BC Toolkit Versions 2.0 and 3.0. Cost estimates were determined as percent increases for new construction in Coastal SFHAs for different foundation types being built in compliance with FEMA 550 (Coastal Construction Guidelines). Analysis was done on A, Coastal A, and V zones. Shows substantial rates of effectiveness, with the estimated number of years in which the initial investment is returned
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA. (2008). 2008 Supplement to the 2006 Evaluation of the National Flood Insurance Program's Building Standards. Washington, DC.