Fleur Du Lac Condominiums

Constructed inside the Lake Ponchartrain Flood Control Levee on the shoreline road, this 7-story concrete structure with ground floor parking required careful attention to the stud framing and window designs to withstand horizontal rain driven hurricane force winds. On a lake or the ocean, wind forces are multiplied by an exposure factor requiring much higher rated windows, metal stud construction, and attention to roofing uplift resistance than further inland.