ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is a global risk consulting engineering company delivering risk assessment, training, technical design, and analysis services. ABS Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which has been delivering performance-driven asset integrity management, risk consulting, training, technical design review and verification services for over 100 years. ABS Consulting is the HAZUS-MH (http://www.fema.gov/hazus/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAZUS) Flood model software developer since its inception. Thousands of users use HAZUS-MH at local, state and federal level, organized in regional and state HAZUS User Groups (HUGs). HAZUS-MH has held 5 Annual User Conferences. The ABS team offers a clear advantage for performing this work including: • In-depth understanding of HAZUS-MH Flood methodology, databases, underlying assumptions, and critical factors that influence calculated time and loss estimation, • Thorough understanding of HAZUS-MH internal architecture, enabling us to use and customize HAZUS-MH for the needs of this project, • Experience creating natural hazard analysis tools for the private and public sector, • Participated developing coastal surge and tsunami methodologies.