definitionA 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 impactsRemoving 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)
FRI indicators (Show all)Possibility and capability of modifying Building Code on reconstruction procedures
Level of implementation of Building Code
Embodying flood risk in Building code
Embodying climate change predictions in spatial urban planning
Embodying flood risk in urban planning
Protection against soil erosion
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