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Building Officials Notices
Topics of Interest
Product Control Certificate of Competency
In an effort to uphold the level of quality by fabricators of masonry units, ready-mix concrete, wood trusses, precast and pre-stressed concrete, and structural steel, officials must apply all the requirements contained in the Florida Building Code (FBC), Chapter 8 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, and Administrative Order 10-3 which requires fabricators to obtain a Product Control Certificate of Competency. Read more about the certificate in the memo.
Security Bar Safety
The security bars that you install to provide safety for you and your family may in fact create a death trap in case of a fire. Security bars which are not properly installed in accordance with the building code may prevent occupants from escaping or rescue personnel from responding in the case of fire.
Swimming Pool Barrier Requirements
The Pool Barrier presentation fully explains the laws which regulate swimming pool barriers.
Florida Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program
During the 2006 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature approved legislation that directs the Florida Department of Financial Services to create a new program to help Floridians strengthen their homes against hurricanes and to reduce hurricane damage exposure in our state.
Air Conditioning Units Changeouts
Outdoor and indoor units that are not designed to be operated together must meet the U.S. Department of Energy certification requirements contained in FBC Section 13-607.A.B.C.3.1.1. This match may be verified by any one of the following methods:
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) data
- Test from an accredited Laboratory (example: ARL labs)
- Data furnished by the manufacturer
- Letter from a State of Florida licensed Professional Engineer
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas.
FBC 2007. 913.1 and R313.4 Carbon monoxide protection. Every building for which a permit for new construction is issued having a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage shall have an operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet (3048 mm) of each room used for sleeping purposes.
Roofing Fastener Listing Removals
Effective April 1, 2016, the referenced Miami-Dade County electrogalvanized fastener listings are suspended due to the results of research conducted by the University of Florida.
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