The Environment Agency has appointed flood specialist JBA to its £20m Property Flood Resilience Framework. The scheme will see JBA suggest flood mitigation measures for properties across the UK.
The four-year framework aims to identify what measures can be taken in order to increase the resilience of properties at high risk of flooding. It replaces the previous Environment Agency Flood Resistance Measures Framework, which ran from 2010 to 2017. The firm is one of just two suppliers appointed to lot one of the framework.
Worth c£4m, lot one will see the firm provide independent property flood risk surveys for the Environment Agency and local authorities. JBA will assess how water can enter a property and suggest ways to mitigate potential flooding, considering both resistance methods (which limit water entry) and resilience measures (adapting to limit damage when water does enter).
Upon completion of these works, the lot two supplier will design and install appropriate flood protection measures. Following this, JBA will undertake a validation audit and produce a post-installation flood risk report. The report will summarise available information on the flood risk to the property and the resistance and resilience measures put it place. These reports can then be provided to insurers to verify the works completed to manage the impacts of flooding.