February 2016

Register Today to Learn Florida’s Building Codes & Earn 7 FREE CEU’s

Get Your First Look at Florida’s Building Codes and Earn Seven Free CEUs. Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) are pleased to be conducting free CEU training sessions throughout Florida. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Building a Safer Florida Inc. are co-sponsoring this training. …

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Florida Building Code: Upcoming Meetings & Deadlines

The Commission’s Structural and Roofing Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) will be holding a concurrent meeting to review and accept interim reports for the following research project: Corrosion of Roofing Fasteners Roofing Technical Advisory Committee (separately) To Review and Accept the Following Research project: Field study and analytical assessment of Sealed Attics Conducted for the State of …

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Solid Growth for Townhouse Construction in 2015

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction starts totaled 86,000 units in 2015, an almost 18% increase over the total for 2014. Single-family attached starts totaled 21,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 5% from the final quarter of 2014. Using a one-year moving …

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Newest Homes Built to Stand Up to Mother Nature’s Outburts

A movement in the home-building industry to adapt to risks of climate change is gaining momentum, promising new houses that are tougher and more able to bounce back from extreme weather events. Although much attention has focused on green building practices, resilient-design strategies take the concept of building efficiently a step further with a proactive …

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