Florida Delays Effective Date of Certain Sections of the Florida Building Code (5th Ed.)

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The effective date of certain sections of the Florida Building Code (5th Edition) have been delayed by the Florida Legislature until June 30, 2016.  The sections are:

(a)  Mandatory blower door testing for residential buildings or dwelling  units as contained in Section R402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014) Energy Conservation Volume;

(b)  A second fire service access elevator as contained in Section 403.6.1 of  the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014) Building Volume; and

(c)  Mechanical ventilation for residential buildings or dwelling units as  contained in Section R303.4 of the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014)  Residential Volume.

Additional Source:  Florida Senate Bill 2502-A; Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

 

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