Florida Building Code

2018 Proposed Building Code Amendments – Webinar Review

The FHBA webinar held May 9 & 10 on the 2018 Proposed Building Code Amendments was a hit! In case you missed it, where FHBA’s building code expert, Joe Belcher, and Director of  Governmental Affairs, Douglas Buck, covered the upcoming amendments to the code cycle, and offered an overview of the newly established amendment approval …

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FHBA Lunch & Learn Webinar: 2018 Proposed Building Code Amendments

Join in as FHBA’s building code expert, Joe Belcher, and Director of  Governmental Affairs, Douglas Buck, review the upcoming amendments to the code cycle, and offer an overview of the newly established amendment approval process. This lunch & learn webinar is a two-part series, with Part 1 starting Wednesday, May 9, from 11:30 am – …

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Learn the 6th Edition of the Florida Building Code and Earn 7 FREE CEU’S!

JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. in partnership with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) offers 7.0 hours of Florida Building Code continuing education. Funding for this training is provided by a grant from the Florida Building Commission, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), administered through Building A Safer Florida, Inc. (BASF) and is …

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Upcoming Florida Building Code Changes to Flood Provisions

Building officials, developers, engineers, architects, and others are anticipating the next edition of the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition, effective December 31, 2017. Many projects to repair flood damage or to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Irma and other flooding events may be subject to this edition of the Code. Nearly all of Florida’s flood …

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Did You Survive Irma in South Florida Without a Scratch? Send a Kiss to Your Builder

It didn’t take long for South Florida’s building officials to demand tougher building codes and requirements for builders after the arrival of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Those discussions began shortly after much of Miami-Dade County was seriously damaged, if not flattened, thanks to Andrew. TV news crews were pumping out horrifying video images of swaths …

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Letter to Gainesville Sun Regarding Florida Building Code

Some recent media reports including The Sun’s Sept. 27 editorial imply that to have strong building codes Florida must use the International Building Code as its base code. Since many requirements of the Florida Building Code are actually stronger than those in the International Building Code, that is misleading. The recently enacted legislation improves the …

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How Florida Updated Building Codes – FHBA President Jeremy Stewart

Physicians, lawyers, educators, accountants, hairstylists — careers that require continuing education long after initial school and training are complete. Yet, not one of these professions requires its licensing board to scrap industry practices, have an entirely new core set of standards automatically accepted in totality and then reviewed as to whether they are appropriate or …

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Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storm

When Hurricane Wilma pummeled Florida in 2005, it nearly ripped the roof from Stephany and Michael Carr’s house in Naples, which was built before a 2002 building code took effect statewide. After the storm, the couple retrofitted their house to comply with the new code. They added a standing seam metal roof with continuous panels …

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