Items Tagged with 'FEMA'


Stantec, Atkins Team Up on National Flood Mapping Program

Will update and maintain FEMA’s massive programs to manage flooding and hazards across the nation
A joint venture of Atkins and Stantec has been selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide services for the agency’s extensive flood risk mapping and hazard mitigation programs. This multi-pronged effort helps communities identify and understand the risks that natural and manmade disasters pose to infrastructure and buildings.

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3DEP Program Offers Boatload of Benefits

Back in 2005, staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) realized that it was difficult to locate LiDAR coastal datasets because of the lack of a comprehensive list of available data, so a group started searching among state, county and local government agencies for existing datasets. The result was the first operational inventory of elevation data along United States coastlines.
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Posted by: UT VeyorWas wondering if somebody could help me out with this. I'm preparing section B (LOMA) for a client that wants to out of paying Flood Insurance. Client
Read More Pryor seeks to restrict FEMA on flood maps

A proposal by U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., would require an independent analysis of the scientific basis for any new flood map proposed by FEMA and would establish a five-member arbitration panel to resolve disputes between the federal government and communities over flood maps. To read the entire article, click here.
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FEMA True or False question

Posted By Dave RPLS MS,TN on 3/15/2010 at 9:52 PMGiven: You are tasked to perform an Elevation Certificate. You find that the actual structure (to be insured) on the project is in Zone
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East Dundee residents question FEMA's flood line

A group of Illinois residents that united to take on the Federal Emergency Management Agency over redrawn floodplain maps might prove the agency's updated charts are incorrect.
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FEMA meets with local officials, residents FEMA official suggests that landowners contesting FEMA's newly issued flood plain maps--based on outdated 1981 data--consider hiring a surveyor as a group and divide the cost amongst themselves.
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URS joint venture selected by FEMA for floodplain mapping and risk assessments contract

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 26, 2009 – URS Corporation announced that Risk Assessment, Mapping and Planning Partners (RAMPP), a joint venture between URS, Dewberry and ESP Associates, has been awarded a contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist the agency in identifying flood hazards, assessing the associated risks and providing mitigation activities throughout the United States and its territories. 

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ACSM/NSPS Release New FEMA Certificates

ACSM and NSPS have released the Revised FEMA Elevation Certificate and Instructions, and the Floodproofing Certificate.
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FEMA Selects Dewberry For Map Modernization Contracts

Dewberry, a nationally recognized professional services firm, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected the firm as the prime contractor for several new performance-based contracts.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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