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FEMA Experts Help Waterfront Builds

Mar. 17, 2020
McLaren's FEMA Experts are helping build resilient coastal properties.

As building codes and city needs change, waterfront projects like adaptive-reuse, waterborne transportation, new construction and waterfront parks will need to be engineered with resiliency in mind—especially as climate change and the severity and frequency of storm events increase. Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) are mitigating efforts to alleviate the cycle of damage-rebuild-damage and their Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and P-FIRM knowledge is at the forefront of building safe and sustainable infrastructure.

McLaren has two Certified Floodplain Managers, Senior Engineer, Long Xu, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, and Marine Technical Designer, Kaitlyn Frega, ENV SP, CFM, WEDG along with dozens of other FEMA experts who are working to protect coastal developments from damage and flooding.