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Applying flood resilience technologies GG 84

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Applying flood resilience technologies (GG 84) was written by Stephen Garvin and Katy Hunter, and published by BRE on 8 September 2014. BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries.

Recent flooding events worldwide have shown that existing flood defence structures do not guarantee a sufficient level of protection for people and properties. Climate change and rapid urbanisation mean that the situation is likely to become more severe. In this unfavourably changing environment, a shift from the traditional approach is required to cope adequately with future flooding events.

This 12-page Good Building Guide outlines steps that can be taken to protect buildings or communities from flooding through the use of flood resilience (FRe) technologies, that is, flood protection products which can provide resistance or resilience to flooding impacts.

It covers two types of FRe technologies:

  • Aperture barriers (or property level protection).
  • Perimeter barriers.

It provides information on:

This practical guidance will help developers, planners, designers, construction managers and operatives to identify flood risk, plan for flood risk management, and correctly design, install and maintain FRe technologies.

Its contents are:

--BRE Group

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