New Hampshire Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

Tuesday, May 21, 2019​

The Program

This course will explain the importance of:

• Proper floodproofing (wet vs. dry)
• State-of-the-art wet and dry floodproofing applications
• Compliance with Building Codes and FEMA Regulations
• Ensuring your designs are flood resilient so they can effectively prevent major damage to homes and buildings     due to flooding

1.0 AIA LU/HSW (approved)

The Speaker​

Brian Newman - Flood Mitigation Specialist

Brian graduated from University of Connecticut in 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and also from New England Tech in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Construction Management. Brian has been in the construction industry for 15+ years. He studies the science of flood mitigation with a concentration in proper wet and dry floodproofing techniques to ensure resilient structures.

As Flood Mitigation Specialist for + Smart Vent Products, Inc., Brian works with local and county government entities to meet regulation standards specific to building and residential codes.  He is also an educator on flood mitigation for architects, surveyors, engineers, insurance agents, realtors, builders, and home owners. 

In conjunction, he also analyzes the role of building compliance in securing and lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available through Smart Vent Products, Inc.’s Flood Risk Evaluator (FRE) division. 


5:30 - 5:45 Social
5:45 - 8:00 Dinner and Presentation


Assorted sandwiches, salad, cookies, and drink


Registration: $ 25 for CSI members and non-members, $5 for Students

Please provide registrant name(s) and any special food requirements (e.g., gluten free) in the "add registration information" box.

Use Paypal button to register or contact us indicating that you will pay at the door.

If you register and are unable to attend, refunds will be issued up to 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Questions:  Contact Wayne Wheeler at 603-545-5158 or [email protected].


The H.L. Turner Group
27 Locke Road 
Concord, NH 03301