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BREAKING NEWS

1Jul, 2015

Official Communique About the 1-Year Delay

Official Communique About the 1-Year Delay

Today begins the statutorily enacted one-year delay of the mandatory blower door testing, mechanical ventilation and secondary fire elevators for high-rises. Given all that has occurred to get this adopted, some building officials may still be confused about the delay’s status. The Florida Building Commission has issued some statements clarifying the issue.

The Florida Building Code Information System contains an emphatic statement about the one-year delay. Click here to read the statement on-line. The communique below was recently sent to all interest parties from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Building Codes and Standards Office. The memo also should clear up any confusion with local building officials regarding the applicability of the one year delay.

To: All Interested Parties

RE: Section 69, Chapter 2015-222 Laws of Florida – 5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code

This is to let you know that during its special session in June, the Legislature enacted the following in an implementing bill “SB 2502-A” associated with the State’s budget:]

(1) In order to implement Specific Appropriation 2250 of the 2015-2016 General Appropriations Act and notwithstanding any provision of the Florida Building Code or other provision of law, the following provisions shall not take effect until June 30, 2016:

  1. (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;
  2. (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
  3. (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.

(2) This section shall expire July 1, 2016 – Section 69, Chapter 2015-222, Laws of Florida.

This bill takes effect on July 1, 2015. Please conduct yourselves accordingly.

 

More about the FHBA…Established in 1949, the Florida Home Builders Association is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional homebuilder associations. FHBA, along with its affiliates, work to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for members to succeed.

 

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29Jun, 2015

FHBA Action News – June 29, 2015

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President’s ReportI am pleased to announce that the one-year delay has been confirmed for three specific provisions in the 5th edition of the Florida Building Code: mandatory blower door testing, mechanical ventilation, and fire service access elevators…read more
Infiltration and Duct Leakage CodeCompliance Training – SEBC 2015

So you want to test homes for the new Energy Code? Attend theTraining Program for Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification at SEBC 2015 to become certified in accordance Florida’s State Energy Code (FL 553.990)! You’ll learn how to perform the…read more

Aurora and Excel Awards at SEBC 2015Join us for an epic reception and awards presentation as we celebrate the 30th year of highly esteemed Excel Awards and honor the Florida SMC Rock Stars for Excellence in Marketing…read more
Waters of the U.S. – UpdateIf you haven’t heard already, S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, sponsored bySenator John Barrasso (R-WY) andSenator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), will force the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw the final “Waters of the U.S.” rule, address…read more
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The Bottom Line

The success of acquiring a legislatively mandated one-year delay of blower door testing, mechanical ventilation and a secondary fire elevator in high-rises requires not only a commitment by volunteers and staff, but legislators…read more


Calendar of Events

July 16 – 18, 2015
Orlando, FL
October 15 – 17, 2015
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

NOTE: For a more complete listing of calendar events, visit the Education Calendar and FHBA Calendar of Events at www.fhba.com.


President
Jerry Linder
St. Augustine

First Vice President / Treasurer
Ray Puzzitiello
West Palm Beach
Second Vice President
Paul Iandoli
Orlando
 
Secretary
Jeremy Stewart
Crestview
Third Vice President
Tony Martin
Orlando
 
 
Immediate Past President
Ron Lieberman
Beverly Hills
Past Second Vice President
Cindy Hall
Jensen Beach
 
CEO/Chief Lobbyist
Rusty Payton
Tallahassee
More about the FHBA…
Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional home builder associations, the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) enjoys a legacy of success. At its core, FHBA is about advocacy and its legislative, legal and political initiatives have worked together to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for our members to succeed. In addition to advocacy, FHBA provides members with timely news and information, high-quality education and a wide array of competitively priced products and services.

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