BlueShore Engineering provides planning, design, and construction oversight in coastal flood zones. In general, construction follows ASCE 24 "Flood Resistant Design and Construction". More specific to residential construction and development, FEMA's P-55 "Coastal Construction Manual" provides extensive guidelines for development in coastal and riverine flood zones.
1” = 100’
Planning new development, project siting, and minimum construction elevations and requirements.
1” = 50’
Planning substantial renovations of existing buildings to protect critical infrastructure and services.
1” = 20’
Floodproofing measures such as flood gates, flood doors, and tank ballasting and anchorage.
FEMA GRANT ASSISTANCE AND
HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING
We provide post-disaster response and assistance with outlining damage, infrastructure repair estimates, and coordination with FEMA to maximize available funding, and to minimize the time for obtaining funding.
BlueShore has assisted both municipalities and homeowners in expediting storm recovery coordination with FEMA and State Emergency Management Offices.
Our experience includes many types of flood zone projects: Residential renovations to flood zone compliance planning for larger developments. The following are examples of our experience:
Starrett Lehigh Building, 601 W 26th
Planning, Design, and Construction Oversight of wet and dry-floodproofing improvements to this 1930 landmarked building covering an entire city block in West Chelsea.
Dyckman Street Quonset Hut Offices
Historic flood zone research and local building department permitting for the existing quonset hut built in 1940's, now serving as offices for the NYC DPR marina.
Battery Maritime Building, Hotel and Conference Center
Planning, Design, and Construction Oversight of wet and dry-floodproofing improvements to this 67-room boutique hotel addition on top of the existing 1906 Beaux-Arts landmark building host to the Governor's Island Ferry Terminal.
Village of Nyack Hurricane Sandy Repair and Hazard Mitigation Planning
Planning, Design, and Construction Oversight of flood and storm damage repairs to the existing marina, including estimates and project coordination with FEMA.
FDNY Marine 9, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning
Staten Island, NY
Planning, Design, and Construction Oversight of storm and flood damage hazard mitigation measures, including project coordination with FEMA.