Florida Building Commission

Hurricane Research Advisory Committee Concurrent with

the structural technical advisory committee

March 24, 2020

8:30 a.m.

teleconference meeting from tallahassee, florida

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Meeting Objectives

Ø To Approve Regular Procedural Topics (Agenda and Minutes)

Ø To Review and Accept Interim Draft Report:  Phase II:  Experimental Evaluation of Pressure Equalization Factors and Wind Resistance of Vinyl Siding Systems Using a Multi-Chamber Pressure Test Bed”.

Ø General Discussion

Ø To Identify Needed Next Steps: Information, Assignments, and Agenda Items for Next Meeting


Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, March 24, 2020

All Agenda Times—Including Adjournment—Are Approximate and Subject to Change

8:30 a.m.


Welcome, Introductions And Roll Call



Agenda Review And Approval



Review and Approval of January 13, 2020 minutes



To review and accept interim draft report for research project titled “Phase II: Experimental Evaluation of Pressure Equalization Factors and Wind Resistance of Vinyl Siding Systems Using a Multi-Chamber Pressure Test Bed”



General Public Comment



Next Steps: Agenda Items, Needed Information, Identification of further research and development essential to hurricane protection








STAFF CONTACTS: Thomas Campbell, Executive Director (850) 717-1823; thomas.campbell@myfloridalicense.com

Mo Madani, Technical Director, (850)717-1825 mo.madani@myfloridalicense.com


This document is available to any person requiring materials in alternate format upon request.  Contact Office of Codes and Standards, Florida Building Commission, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 487-1824.



Meeting Dates and Locations—2020


January 13, 2020



March 24, 2020

Teleconference concurrent with the Structural TAC








Sergio Ascunce

Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.

Joe Belcher

JDB Code Services, Inc., Fire TAC

David Compton

Bracken Engineering, Structural TAC, Product Approval POC,  Commissioner

Anne Cope

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Mark Mikkelson

Anderson Corporation

Craig Parrino

Cast-Crete USA, LLC, Structural TAC

John “Bud” Plisich


Angela Schedel

Taylor Engineering, Inc.

Brad Schiffer

TAXIS, Inc., Accessibility TAC, Fire TAC, Commissioner

Jeffrey Schnellmann

Managing Members City-Side Homes, LLC.

Jim Schock, Chairman

Growth Management Services Building Services Division, Structural TAC, Fire TAC, Commissioner

Vince Seijas

Miami-Dade County

Brian Swope

Tampa Roofing, Roofing TAC, Product Approval POC, Commissioner




Tom Campbell

Executive Director

Chris Howell

Administrative Staff

Mo Madani

Technical Manager

Justin Vogel

FBC Legal Counsel


Jeff Blair

Facilitated Solutions, LLC



Committee Scope and Purpose


The scope of work and purpose of the Hurricane Research Advisory Committee (HRAC) is: to identify and review what research is being conducted related to building failure issues resulting from high wind events generally, and recent hurricanes in Florida specifically; to identify any research gaps on key issues identified from reports and studies but not being researched; to ensure that the Commission is provided with all relevant research findings on each of the major issues, prior to the Commission considering code enhancements resulting from lessons learned; and, to identify any needed Code changes the Commission should consider for enhancements to the wind and water resistance provisions of the Florida Building Code.