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 way that the Florida’s building codes are updated. Florida-specific code provisions, which have been previously considered and adopted by the Florida Building Commission, will now be retained…read more