Extends Deadline for Building Code Implementation
As a result of a conference call held June 9, the Florida Building
Commission has decided to extend the 2007 Florida Building Code
implementation date to December 31, 2008, rather than October 1,
2008, as previously announced. The commission cited two reasons
for this change:
- There are a large number of glitch amendments that they need
to address; and
- The Energy Code changes were originally scheduled for implementation
on December 31, 2008, so now the Building Code changes implementation
will coincide with that date.
Additionally, the commission announced that the Glitch Amendment
submittal deadline has been extended to July 15, 2008.
"The glitch amendments deal mostly with typos or mistakes
in the table that were unintentionally overlooked and are corrections
of items in the development cycle," explains Chuck Anderson,
Southeast region director of the American Architectural Manufacturers
Association (AAMA). AAMA had provided this information to its Southeast
Region members within hours of the conclusion of the Building Commission
Anderson adds, "The major effect that the date change has
is to allow AAMA members more time to get their product(s) listed
in the Building Code Information System (BCIS) as complying to the
2007 Florida Building Code. With the recent changes to rule 9B-72
that now mandates installation instructions and a review of an administrative
checklist by the certifying agency, some manufacturers may not have
been prepared by October 1. While many jurisdictions would probably
have given the industry a grace period, this will mean that all
jurisdictions will allow 2004 Florida Building Code listings through
"Additionally, the 2007 Florida Building Code brings with
it a permanent label requirement, which should be no issue for manufacturers
who have been using a reputable certification program, but it limits
the number of rated products to one per label, which will affect
some manufacturers. A temporary label with specific information
on product performance and installation information is also required.
The extra three months will benefit those who are not yet ready
to comply with these provisions."
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