Building Code Timing
Implementation of the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code was nearly disastrous, due to the energy software not being ready for industry testing until early November (effective date of the code: December 31, 2020). Fortunately, the energy updates were minimal, and the software did not require a major re-write. The Florida Fire Prevention Code also necessitated a last-minute change, prior to its publishing.
We are seeking a solution by:
Supporting legislation that grans the Building Commission the ability to delay the Energy Portion of the building code if the energy software is not finalized at least three months prior to the date a new Building Code Implementation is to take effect.