Building Commission's March Meeting Tackles Big Topics
The Florida Building Commission met in Tampa, Fla. last week with an agenda
that included many different goals. Over three days, the Commission
looked into considering petitions for declaratory statements, revising
its work plan for 2006, identifying future research and development
of its needs, establishing ground rules for the May code/rule development
workshop process, receiving an update on the Florida Building Commissions'
2006 legislative package, providing a preliminary report on the
Florida Panhandle Wind Borne Debris study and reviewing the Hurricane
Research Advisory Committee Work Plan.
The Commission reviewed the Structural Technical Advisory Committee's
(Structural TAC) review and analysis of Declaratory statement requested
by Dr. Farooq, professional engineer (P.E.) of the Al-Farooq Corp.,
unanimously accepting the Structural TAC's answers to the questions
posed in the document.
The Commission also reviewed its work plan for 2006, including those
tasks carried over from 2005, and heard the results of the Structural
TAC's discussion for future research issues that will be addressed
by the Hurricane Research Advisory Committee. The Commission Chairperson
laid the ground rules for introducing amendments to the 2004 Florida
Building code and the Commission was updated on its 2006 legislative
packages. Additionally, preliminary results of the Panhandle Wind-Borne
Debris Study and the current status of the Hurricane Advisory Committee
Work Plan were presented to the Commission as well.
CLICK HERE for a complete
synopsis of the Florida Building Commission's March meeting, as
written by Dick Wilhelm.
CLICK HERE (link to "Future
FMA Meetings) for a calendar of upcoming FMA meetings.