SC040066 - Improving the Flood Resilience of Buildings Through Improved Materials, Methods and Details

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/10/2004
End date:30/06/2007
  • Flood Defence
  • CIRIA,
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)


The report produced as a result of this project provides guidance to developers and designers on how to improve the resilience of new properties in low or residual flood risk areas through the use of suitable materials and construction details. The guidance document provides: 1) Practical and easy to use guidance on the design and specification of new buildings in low or residual flood risk areas in order to reduce the impact of flooding 2) Recommednations for the construction of flood resistant and resilient buildings.