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The Board of Rules And Appeals & the Construction Trades Qualifying Board Interpretations

All matters pertaining to the Building Code and referred by the Secretary to the Board or any Building Official for interpretation or clarification go to the Board of Rules and Appeals.

The Board may interpret provisions of the Building Code to cover a special case if it appears that the provisions do not definitively cover the point raised, or that the intent of the provision is not clear, or that ambiguity exists in the wording; but the Board shall have no authority to grant variances where the Building Code is clear and specific.

The Construction Trades Qualifying Board renders decisions regarding the interpretation of Chapter 10 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. Additionally, The Building Officials Association of Florida provides non-binding informal interpretations of the Florida Building Code in cooperation with the Florida Building Commission.

BORA Interpretations

  • 140331 - Interpretation - 2010 Florida Building Code, Section 909.18.8.3 - Smoke Control Reports
  • 130506 - Interpretation - Chapter 8, Miami-Dade County, Article II - Field Experience 
  • 121221 - Interpretation - Permitting Guidelines for Fog Effect Systems
  • 121121 - Interpretation - Chapter 8, Miami-Dade County, Section 8-21.5(1)(9) Interim Building Official Appointment
  • 121024 - Interpretation of FBC Chapter 6 and 16 - Existing Buildings and Window Replacement/Safeguard Requirements
  • 120927 - Interpretation of FBC Section 1513 - Roof Coatings, Adhesives and Mastics
  • 100525 - FBC Building 2007 Ch 23 Section 2319.17.2.1.2 
  • 100525 - FBC Building 2007 Ch 1 Section 102.1.1 and 105.3.3 
  • 100302 - Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals Approved Rainwater Harvesting Guidelines 
  • 090528 - Renewable Energy Uniform Permit Submittal Guidelines and Instructions and Recommendations 
  • 090504 - Solar Thermal and Solar Electric Roof Top Installations 
  • 090325 - Interpretation of Section 8-6 of the Code of Miami-Dade County 
  • 080715 - Re-Instatement NOA No. 07-0306.16 Zion Tile 
  • 080630 - Zion Tile Corp NOA 07-0306.16 
  • 080519 - Licensure Requirement for Chief Mechanical Inspector & Plan Examiner 
  • 080116 - Electronic Submission of Plans Interpretation 
  • 071127 - Assignment of Responsibility for Mandatory Fire Stopping Inspections 
  • 071126 - Hurricane Mitigation Retrofit Manual 
  • 071029 - Hurricane Mitigation Interpretation 
  • 071018 - Waterproofing Inspections 
  • 070523 - BORA Interpretation - Gas Vents 
  • 060621 - Shingle Recovery Guidelines 
  • 060426 - Interpretation of the Repair Replacement Requirements for Glass and Glazing 
  • 060410 - BORA Int. of Painted Fiberglass Ducts 
  • 060329 - Int. Section 424 FBC 
  • 060327 - Int Section 8-5 Ch 8 Code of Miami-Dade County 
  • 051118 - Int. of Section 1521.4 and R4402.10.4 FBC 
  • 050523 - Int. FBC Section 106.3.3 and Sec 8-5 of the Code of Miami-Dade county 
  • 050303 - FBC Int. Sec. 3401.8.3(a) 
  • 050215 - Int. FBC Section 1026.5.1 & 1617.4 
  • 041118 - Sprinkler Inspections 
  • 031113 - Structural Examiner Certification 
  • 030929 - BO Employed by Municipality 
  • 030123 - BORA Interpretation Approval of Educational Seminar 
  • 021029 - BORA Interpretation on Canvas Awning Design 
  • 020402 - BORA Approved Guidelines for the Waterproofing of FBC Waterproofing Guidelines 
  • CTQB Interpretations

  • 110425 - Swimming Pool Contractor Scope of Work Interpretation 
  • 101221 - Interpretation of Principal Stockholder 
  • 101215 - Scope of Work of the General Engineering and Pipeline Engineering Contractors 
  • 100914 - Experience Interpretation 
  • 080320 - CTQB Interpretation 
  • 080108 - Roofing Scope of Work 
  • 041221 - Insulation and Acoustical Tile Certification 
  • 031212 - Int. of Air Conditioning Contractors Scope of Work 
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