Resilience measure: Building relocation


A building relocation is the process of moving a building from one location to another. There are two main methods for a building to be moved: disassembling and then reassembling it at the required destination or transporting it as a whole. Transporting the building as a whole involves lifting a building off its foundation, placing it on a heavy-duty flatbed trailer, hauling it to a new site outside the flood hazard area and lowering it onto a new foundation. The process requires careful planning.
(Wikipedia, Structure relocation, accessed on Sept. 2016)

Co-benefits and impacts

Removing a building from a flood-prone location is the most reliable means of preventing future flood damage to the structure and contents and reducing personal risk to the occupants. Allows for a substantially damaged or improved structure to be brought into compliance with floodplain development standards. Relocation techniques are well-known and qualified contractors are often readily available. If the structure is removed from the regulated floodplain, the cost of flood insurance is reduced significantly.
(Southern Tier Central, Floodproofing Info #3: Relocating a Structure, accessed on Sept. 2016)

Related Links

Time scales (Show all)

Long term

Measure types (Show all)


Last modified: Sept. 19, 2016, 7:26 a.m.