Flood houses are valuable educational resources for restoration professionals to better understand post-disaster conditions inside building structures and receive hands-on training. As defined in a previous issue of R&R, a flood house is “… a structure that’s built so that it can be purposefully flooded with water in order to train the water damage restoration professionals of tomorrow, as well as insurance professionals, building professionals and facility managers” . With the continuing development of flood house training, there will be more knowledge for professionals to gain from this educational resource.
In my initial research for this article on flood houses for training, technology, and research, it became apparent that there is limited information on restoration professional preferences in receiving flood house training. It is important to know this information because preferences can affect how flood house training is taught now and in the future.