The percentage of the U.S. population living in high risk hazard zones, particularly those areas susceptible to flooding, is expected to increase 140% by the end of the century.  More than ever, real estate development of homes, schools, institutions, government, commercial, and industrial facilities within natural hazard zones requires special design and construction measures.  A property risk management strategy should consider the long-term risk and balance capital investment, insurance and residual risk.  

The engineers and scientists in GZA’s Natural Hazard Mitigation and Resilience group work with planners, property owners, architects, insurers and private mortgage lenders to develop risk management strategies that optimizes property site design and development. GZA’s services include:

  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
  • Climate Change Assessment
  • Regulatory Compliance Reviews
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA)
  • Site Design
  • Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Flood Mitigation Engineering and Design
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Mitigation Construction Management
  • Natural Hazard Insurance Advisory
  • FEMA Grant Support
  • FEMA Map Revision Support
  • Wet and Dry Floodproofing Design and Certification
  • Post-Disaster Response and Recovery