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Board of Rules and Appeals Formal Interpretations
Florida Building Code - 7th Edition (2020) Effective Date: December 31, 2020


 

    7th Edition FBC (2020) Formal Interpretations


 

I. Building

FI-1 Mechanical Code 602.2.1 Materials Exposed within Plenums

FI-2 Attachments of Ductwork to Air Handling Equipment

FI-3 Insulation Requirements for Condensate Drains

FI-4 Solar Assisted Air Conditioning Systems

FI-5 Installation of 100% Wireless Network Low Voltage Alarm Systems

FI-6 Retrofits required pursuant to Florida Building Code Existing Building Section 706.8

FI-7 Residential Clothes Washing Machines Drains

FI-8 Recessed Low Height Air Handlers

FI-9 Windows Replacement

FI-10 Ceiling Grid Support for Light Fixtures

FI-11 Interpretation of 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code Mechanical: 301.15; Building: 453.25.4.3.1, 453.25.4.3.2, 1609.1.1 Ex. 8; Fuel Gas: 301.10; Mechanical equipment wind resistance.

FI-12 Permit requirements for Florida Building Code, Plumbing Appendix F

FI-13 Smoke Control System testing in existing buildings undergoing Level 2 alterations

FI-14 Acceptable testing methods for Smoke Control Systems

FI-15 Duct sizing calculations

FI-16 Acceptable documents for the attachment of mechanical equipment during replacement

FI-17 Alteration of existing smoke evacuation or smoke control systems

FI-18 Direct venting of solid fuel pizza ovens

FI-19 Replacement of air conditioning (A/C) systems in flood hazard areas

FI-20 Storm Drainage Sizing Conversion Charts

FI-21 Required Signatures on the Broward County Uniform Building Permit Application

FI-22 Swimming Pool Safety Inspections

FI-23 Building Permit Valuations

FI-24 Retrofit of Windows, Doors, Garage Doors, Shutters and Skylights FBC Existing Building, Alteration Level I

FI-25 PVC pipes and fittings within plenums in the residential portion of R-2 and R-3 occupancies.

FI-26 Location of permanently installed residential standby generator's exhaust.

FI-27 Typographical Errors in the FBC 7th Edition (2020) Test Protocols for High-Velocity Hurricane Zone, RAS 127 Tables 

 ​​FI-28 Retrofitting Roof to Wall Connections

 



Board of Rules and Appeals Formal Interpretations​ Florida Building Code - 
6th Edition (2017) Effective date: January 1, 2018


 

          6th Edition (2017) - Formal Interpretations


 

I. Building

FI-1 Materials Exposed within Plenums

FI-2 Identification of Mechanical Equipment

FI-3 Attachments of Ductwork to Air Handling Equipment

FI-4 Insulation Requirements for Primary Considerate Drains

FI-5 Retrofit of Windows, Doors, Garage Doors, Shutters and Skylights FBC Existing Building, Alteration Level I

FI-6 Solar Assisted Air-Conditioning Systems

FI-7 Installation of 100 Wireless Network Low Voltage Alarm Systems

FI-8 Retrofits Required Pursuant to Florida Building Code Existing Building Section 706.8

FI-9 Residential Clothes Washing Machine Drains

FI-10 Recessed Ceiling Air Handlers

FI-11 Window Replacement

FI-12 Mechanical Equipment Wind Load Voluntary Design Pressure Chart

FI-13 Ceiling Grid Support for Light Fixtures

FI-14 Interpretation of 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code Mechanical

FI-15 Permit Requirements for Florida Building Code, Plumbing Appendix F

FI-16 Smoke Control System Testing in Existing Buildings Undergoing Level 2 Alterations

FI-17 Acceptable Testing Methods for Smoke Control Systems

FI-18 Duct Sizing Calculations

FI-19 Acceptable Documents for the Attachment of Mechanical Equipment During Replacement

FI-20 Two-Way Radio Communication Enhanced Public Safety Signal Booster Systems

FI-21 Alteration of Existing Smoke Evaluation or Smoke Control Systems

FI-22 Direct Venting of Solid Fuel Pizza Ovens

FI-23 Replacement of Air Conditioning Systems in Flood Hazard Areas

FI-24 Storm Drainage Sizing Conversion Charts

FI-25 Required Signatures on Broward County Uniform Building Permit Application

FI-26 Swimming Pool Safety Inspections
FI-27 Building Permit Valuation


 

II. Fire

FI-1 Residual Pressure at the Required Water Flow


 

FLORIDA BUILDING CODE - 5th EDITION (2014) Effective date: June 30, 2015

Formal Interpretations 5th Edition Counter Copy OCTOBER 2017.pdf ​ 

2010 Florida Building Code-Interpretations​

2014

2013

2012 - Same as prior year #s 1 through 7

2011

2010

2007 Florida Building Code-Interpretations

2009

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