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Michael Rimoldi, MPA, CBO,

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Florida - Tampa Bay Area
"Building Codes, Floodplain Management and Disaster Mitigation"
  • State
  • City
    Tampa Bay Area
  • Zipcode
  • Job Title
    Building Code, Construction and Floodplain Management Expert
  • Company
    Michael Rimoldi
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  • Community Preparedness and Contingency Planning Topics
    Development of community plans such as Local Mitigation Strategy and mitigation planning.
  • Disaster Responser Topics
    Conducting post-disaster building inspections.
    Development of recovery processes and operations.
  • Community Resiliency Topics
    Establishing mitigation standards for private residence as well as community structures.
  • Disaster Mitigation Topics
    Mitigation measures for homes.
    Mitigation practices for coastal homes.
    High wind mitigation measures
    Seismic mitigation measures for earthquakes.
    Mitigation measures for flooding.
  • Disaster: Other Topics
    Preparing businesses for any scale of disaster from mild to wild.
  • Disaster Services Government Topics
    How local building departments prepare for disasters
    Local government disaster planning
    Establishing measures for community recovery
  • Disaster Cycle Topics
    Mitigation and recovery
    Building departments before, during and after a disaster event
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  • Summary
    Michael is an expert witness and subject matter expert in construction and building codes based on being a state certified building contractor, state licensed building plans examiner, ICC Certified Building Official, electrical plans examiner, fire inspector and disaster response inspector with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

    Michael’s experience includes several years spent in the local government sector with the Hillsborough County Development Services Division in the Building Department. Michael worked as a plans examiner and then was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager of Building Code Compliance and Contractor Licensing. . He has previously held a seat on the Hillsborough County Building Board of Adjustments, Appeals and Examiners.

    He is a credited reviewer of several FEMA construction-related documents including
    the Coastal Construction Manual, the Local Officials Guide to Coastal Construction and Natural
    Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings.

    Michael’s experience extends into the non-profit sector as well having served as a
    consultant and now Board member to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes – FLASH, Inc. As a consulting entity for the organization, he has taught classes, interacted with homeowners and the media to provide mitigation awareness and has acted as a subject matter expert and technical spokesperson appearing on several national media outlets over the past several years.

    Videos can be viewed here

    Michael received a Masters in Public Administration in 2011 from the University of South
    Florida and is currently a PhD candidate at USF. He teaches as an adjunct at the University of South Florida and also serves as an instructor for the International Code Council and Florida Floodplain Managers Association teaching classes around the country on a host of construction, disaster response and floodplain management topics.
  • Highlights
    Former Building Official for Hillsborough County, Florida. Appeared on national media channels including The Weather Channel and CNN. Go-to reference for many local media outlets.
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Trainer
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
    • Webinar/Live Video
    • Consultant
  • Cancellation Policy
    Moderate: Full refund up until 14 days prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $500 To No Max
  • Experience
    31 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 1
  • Languages
Event TitleEvent DateLocation
Building Officials Association of Florida ConferenceJune 12, 2019St Augustine, FL
Cape Coral Hurricane Planning EventMay 22, 2019Cape Coral, FL
National Hurricane ConferenceApril 24, 2019New Orleans, LA
South Carolina SC Safe Home TrainingApril 10, 2019Myrtle Beach, SC
AIA South Carolina Greenville Resiliency ConferenceMarch 02, 2019Clemson University, SC
Texas State Collaborative Annual MeetingJanuary 30, 2019Austin, TX
National Institute of Building Sciences Annual ConferenceJanuary 08, 2019Washington, DC
Federal Alliance for Safe Home Annual ConferenceNovember 08, 2018Clearwater, FL
QuakeSmart New MexicoOctober 10, 2018Albuquerque, NM
QuakeSmart ArkansasOctober 03, 2018Benton, AR
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Session or Topic : Post-Disaster Code Enforcement – Development of Sustainable Permitting, Inspections and Building

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Session or Topic : Post-Disaster Code Enforcement – Development of Sustainable Permitting, Inspections and Building
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Event Name
National Institute of Building Sciences Conference
Event Location
Washington, DC
Event Date
January 08, 2019
Preparation and Content
Great content and excellent review and mitigation (future building codes) of the hurricanes that devastated USVI and Puerto Rico.
Presentation and Delivery
Mr. Rimoldi is a wonderful speaker and obviously an expert in the field. He's both knowledgeable and personable with excellent delivery and educational skills.
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Michael is one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished building professionals I've ever worked with. He has consulted for a huge number of organizations in the US and internationally and worked with me on numerous projects. His expertise is invaluable and is sought out by professionals around the world. If you're looking for help on a project, no matter how complex, Michael can guide you in overcoming just about any issue.

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4.7 (1)


31 years

Last Year 1



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