ICC I-CODE FLBC
2007 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE - BUILDING
|Publication Date:||1 January 2007|
The Florida Building Code is based on national model
building codes and national consensus standards which are amended
where necessary for Florida's specific needs. The code incorporates
all building construction-related
The base codes for the 2007 edition of the Florida Building Code include: the International Building Code ®, 2006 edition; the International Plumbing Code ®, 2006 edition; the International Mechanical Code , 2006 edition; the International Fuel Gas Code ® , 2006 edition; the International Residential Code ® , 2006 edition; the International Existing Building Code ®, 2006 edition; the National Electrical Code, 2005 edition; the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fair Housing Guidelines, and; substantive criteria from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2004. State and local codes adopted and incorporated into the code include the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction, the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction and special hurricane protection standards for the high-velocity hurricane zone.
The code is composed of seven main volumes: the Florida Building Code, Building,which also includes Chapter 13 (energy efficiency) and Chapter 11(accessibility) as well as state regulations for licensed facilities; the Florida Building Code, Plumbing; the Florida Building Code, Mechanical; the Florida Building Code, Fuel Gas; the Florida Existing Building Code; the Florida Building Code, Residential ; and the Florida Building Code, Test Protocols for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones. Chapter 27 of the Florida Building Code, Building, adopts the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, by reference. Chapter 33 of the Florida Building Code, Residential adopts the National Electrical Code Requirements for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, NFPA 70A, by reference.
Under certain strictly defined conditions, local governments may
amend requirements to be more stringent than the code. All local
amendments to the Florida Building Code must be adopted by
local ordinance and reported to the Florida Building Commission
then posted on www.floridabuilding.