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Fountainebleau State Park Vacation Cabins

Hurricane Isaac Repairs, Part 01, Part 02
Mandeville, Louisiana
Construction Cost: $ 2,239,013

Future Hurricane Preparedness and Wet Floodproofing are predominant design criteria for this project, which lies just 4 miles from Mandeville. Hurricane Isaac damages to 12 cabins, utilities and all elevated walkways on Lake Pontchartrain, were repaired using Hurricane and Flood Resistant Materials and Methods to prevent future flood damages. Examples of preventative measures include FEMA Class 1 or 2 wall cladding and flooring materials in lieu of gypsum board and carpet, cementitious siding installed with 3 1/2" roofing nails, removal of insulation below BFE, thru-bolted connections on all timber members below BFE, and joints in electrical system below BFE to be secured in silicone casings.

FEMA, ORM, and CRT management required detailed breakdowns and accounting of all estimates and construction values prior to bidding to justify and classify which funding reimbursements could be accepted. KVS Architecture successfully navigated these requirements, provided the proper data, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to support all construction and preventative measures. FEMA funding was recently approved for 14 additional damaged structures at Fontainebleau State Park, whether or not they were covered by insurances, and including flood preventative measures due to our team's continued efforts and cooperation from state officials.
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