NYC Resilient Projects

After Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 NYC mandated that new construction in FEMA flood zones be built to have sufficient resilience to these storms to survive without serious damage.  Using the Federal Emergency Management Agency Design Flood Elevation (DFE) maps, the City requires architects and engineers to take measures such as raising all electrical and mechanical equipment above the DFE and allowing flood waters to enter and subside from the low parts of these structures.

Our firm has participated in many of these new building designs, which are shown on the map below and are: