2005 Supplement to Florida Building Code now in effect.

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2005 Supplement to Florida Building Code now in effect.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2005 1:07 PM       Post Subject:
2005 Supplement to the 2004 Florida Building Code

The 2005 Supplement to the 2004 Florida Building Code is now in effect. You may download the Supplement from the web site. Please see the link below.

http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fbc/publications/2005supplement090605rev102205.pdf

2004 Florida Building Code Glitch Amendments/2006 Annual Interim Code Amendments

Consideration of the Code Change Proposals

Code change proposals have been available for review/comment since December 2, 2005. The deadline for making comment on the code change proposals is January 15, 2006 (the end of the 45 day comment period). For ease in downloading the proposed modifications, they were organized by the committees in a matrix format, compiled in folders, and placed on the web site. To download the folders, please see the web site at the following link:

http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fbc/thecode/1_code_modifications.htm

VERY IMPORTANT

If you submitted a code change that referenced a standard, you need to send a copy of the proposed standard to staff and to each committee member that will be considering the proposed code modification. It is the responsibility of the proponent to make the reference standard available to the committee members. Not providing copies of the proposed reference standard to both staff and committee members could result in the proposal not being considered by the committee. Staff will not send copies of the proposed reference standards to the committee members. For sending a copy of the reference standard to staff, please mail or email the standard to Monica Ross at 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100. Her email address is monica.ross@dca.state.fl.us To send copies of the reference standards to committee members for the various committees please see their names, addresses, and email on the web site at the link below.

http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fbc/committees/1_committees.htm

Certain code change proposals will be taken up by two committees meeting together. These include the code change proposals on attic ventilation and mechanical equipment tie-downs and smoke control as follows. On February 5, 2006, the Fire TAC and the Mechanical TAC will meet at 1:00 PM to consider smoke control provisions in the code including smoke control in high rise buildings. Proposed code changes on attic ventilation and mechanical equipment tie-down will be taken up by the Mechanical TAC and the Structural TAC meeting at 3:00 PM on February 5, 2006. For a list of proposed code changes which will be taken up by the two TACs, see the matrix.

The technical advisory committees will consider the code change proposals at the date, time, and location as provided below:

The Code Administration Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2006 in the Embassy Suites Hotel at 3705 Spectrum Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. The telephone number is 813-977-7066.

The Plumbing/Gas Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2006 in the Embassy Suites Hotel at 3705 Spectrum Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. The telephone number is 813-977-7066.

The Structural Technical Advisory Committee will meet immediately following the Code Administration TAC meeting on Monday and will continue to meet as needed on January 23, 2006, 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, and 8:00 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in the Embassy Suites Hotel at 3705 Spectrum Boulevard in Tampa, Florida as needed to complete the review of the proposed code modifications. The telephone number is 813-977-7066.

The Electrical Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in the Embassy Suites Hotel at 3705 Spectrum Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. The telephone number is 813-977-7066.

The Fire Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at RACCA Inc. on 1920 East Sligh Avenue in Tampa, Florida. The telephone number is 800-771-2607.

The Energy Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 8:30 AM on Monday, January 30, 2006 at RACCA Inc., on 1920 East Sligh Avenue in Tampa, Florida. The telephone number is 800-771-2607.

The Special Occupancy Technical Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 9:00 AM in Room 305 of the Sadowski Building at 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard in Tallahassee, Florida. The telephone number is 850-487-1824.

The Mechanical Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 9:00 AM to noon on February 5, 2006 in the Rosen Plaza Hotel on 9700 International Drive in Orlando, Florida. The telephone number is 800-366-9700.

The Fire Technical Advisory Committee will meet with the Mechanical TAC at 1:00 PM on February 5, 2006 in the Rosen Plaza Hotel on 9700 International Drive in Orlando, Florida. The telephone number is 800-366-9700.

The Structural Technical Advisory Committee will meet with the Mechanical TAC at 3:00 PM on February 5, 2006 in the Rosen Plaza Hotel on 9700 International Drive in Orlando, Florida. The telephone number is 800-366-9700.

The Accessibility Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 1:00 PM on February 6, 2006 in the Rosen Plaza Hotel on 9700 International Drive in Orlando, Florida. The telephone number is 800-366-9700.

Submitting a Comment on the Proposed Code Changes

Comments will be received on the web site through January 15, 2006 for consideration by the technical advisory committees. If you wish to comment on a proposed code change, please follow the procedure as given for submitting a code change proposal. The attachment that you submit to the web site will be the comment you are making to the code change proposal. We need to be able to download the comments.

To make a comment, login to the web site and choose Florida Building Code.

Click on the Proposed Code Mods tab at the top of the page.

Click on ?Add, Search, or Comment.?

If you have not downloaded the official code modification form, please do so for the comment. Off the internet, type your comment on the official form and save it on your computer.

Back on the web site, type in the mod number to which you are attaching a comment and click search at the bottom of the page.

Click on the mod number in the table at the bottom of the page.

Click on Attach file, then ok.

Type in a brief summary of the comment in the summary box, place a ?0? in the number of paragraphs of changes, click on Browse to find your comment.

When you find the comment file, click on open.

Choose Comment in the drop down menu and click on Attach.

Click on Update, ok, and click here to continue to save the comment to the web site.

If you have any questions regarding the code change process or making comments on the proposals, please contact us. We will be glad to provide assistance to you in the code development process.

Product Approval Applications

The Product Approval POC will meet to review applications submitted for product approval on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 1:00 PM. For more details about the implementation of the revised Rule 9B-72 and the new web site, see ?What?s New? at the link below:

http://floridabuilding.org

Thank you!

Mo Madani/Betty Stevens
Building Codes and Standards Office
Florida Building Commission
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
betty.stevens@dca.state.fl.us
mo.madani@dca.state.fl.us
850-922-6864 (Betty)
850-921-2247 (Mo)
850-414-8436 (Fax)
www.floridabuilding.org

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may be subject to public disclosure.
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