Florida Building Commission

Plenary Session

December 10, 2019

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort

500 South legacy trail

St. augustine, Florida  32092

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Meeting Objectives

Ø  To Approve Regular Procedural Topics (Agenda and Minutes).

Ø  To Consider/Decide on Chair's Discussion Issues/Recommendations.

Ø  To Consider/Decide on Executive Director Announcements and Discussions.

Ø  To Receive Update regarding the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code Workplan, and to Approve the TAC and Commission Public Comment Consideration Processes for the 2020 Rule Development Workshop on Rule 61G20-1.001.

Ø  To Conduct Rule Workshops on 61G20-2.001, 2.002

Ø  To Consider/Decide on Accessibility Waiver Applications.

Ø  To Consider/Decide on Approvals and Revocations of Products and Product Approval Entities.

Ø  To Consider Applications for Accreditor and Course Approval.

Ø  To Receive a Briefing Regarding Legal Report.

Ø  To Consider/Decide on Petitions for Declaratory Statements.

Ø  To Receive/Decide on Reports and Recommendations from Committees.

Ø  To Hear Public Comment.

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


Commission Committee on site and Teleconference/Webinar Meetings

November 7, 2019

 1:00 p.m.

Structural Technical Advisory Committee

November 20, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Mechanical Technical Advisory Committee

November 22, 2019

 2:00 p.m.

Accessibility Advisory Council

December 2, 2019

 9:00 a.m.

Education Program Oversight Committee

December 2, 2019 10:00 a.m. Product Approval Program Oversight Committee

December 6, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Structural Technical Advisory Committee


Meeting Agenda—December 10, 2019

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

8:30 a.m.


Welcome and Opening, Roll Call



Review and Approval of Meeting Agenda



Review and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes and Facilitator Report for  October 15, 2019



Chair’s Discussion Issues:




Hurricane Research Advisory Committee:


Jim Shock

Sergio Ascunce

Joe Belcher

Dr. Anne Cope

Mark Mikkelson

Craig Parrino

John G. “Bud” Plisich

Dr. Angela Schedel

Jeffrey Schnellmann

Brad Schiffer

Vince Seijas

Brian Swope


Technical Advisory Committees:


Laurel Martin-Accessibility TAC

Richard Sims-Mechanical TAC

Michele Haynes-Special Occupancy TAC

Crystal Myers-Special Occupancy TAC

Si Farvardin-Structural TAC
Cheryl Edwards- Fire TAC
Charles Fischer-Electrical TAC

John Gatlin-Fire TAC and Special Occupancy TAC

David John-Mechanical TAC and Education POC

John Wiseman-Code Administration TAC

Fenestration Water Resistance Workgroup:

Brad Schiffer

TAC Chairman:


Oscar Calleja-Mechanical TAC

Charles Fischer-Electrical TAC





Executive Director Announcements and Discussions:


Rule 61G20-3.007 / 2020 Code Update Cycle Product Approval Fee Waiver


Bill Matrix



SB 474
SB 710


Legislative Calls: January 10th, 2020, at 2pm and March 6th, 2020, at 2pm. 



Future Meetings:
February 11, 2020 – Sheraton Orlando North, Maitland, Florida

April 7, 2020 – The Shores Resort and Spa, Daytona Beach Florida

June 2, 2020 – Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, Florida



To Receive Update regarding the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code Workplan


TAC Public Comment Consideration Process Approval

Commission Public Comment Consideration Process Approval



Rule Workshops for Rules 61G20-2.001 and Rule 61G20-2.002

Proposed Language for Rule 61G20-2.001


Rule Language Recommendations for Rule 61G20-2.002 :
FHBA Recommendation, Holland Recommendation, Florida Coalition Recommendation


Process Options:
Option 1 - Option 2 - Option 3

Additional Recommendations
Additional Staff Recommendations
Page 10 of October 2019 Meeting Minutes




2019-75, Section 6, Laws of Florida






Accessibility Waiver Applications: (Accessibility Advisory Council Report)

1.       106 South Monroe LLC – Waiver 427 - 106 South Monroe St, Tallahassee 32303 - Issue: Vertical accessibility to the second floor.

2.        Bar 1903 – Waiver 425 - 209 E. Park Ave., Tallahassee 32301 - Issue: Vertical accessibility to the entrance and mezzanine.

3.       808 Wiggins Pass – Waiver 410 - 808 Wiggins Pass RD, Naples 34110 - Issue: Vertical accessibility to the second floor.

4.       Red Fish Grill by Chef Adrianne – Waiver 420 - 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables 33134 -            Issue: Vertical accessibility to the rooftop observation deck.

5.       Mathieu Rochette – Waiver 415 - 1313 15th Street, Miami Beach 33139 - Issue: Vertical accessibility to the second floor units.



Applications for Product (2017) and Entity Approval



Applications for Accreditor and Course Approval



Legal Report



Declaratory Statements:

DS 2019-064 by William G. Thames, Jr., of Arbor Properties, Inc.

DS 2019-068 by Art Barthlow of Codes – ABC, Inc. Request for Withdraw



Committee Reports:

Education Program Oversight Committee (12/2/19)

Mechanical Technical Advisory Committee (11/20/19)

Product Approval Program Oversight Committee -Facilitators Report(12/2/19)
Structural Technical Advisory Committee (11/7/19) (12/6/19)



Commissioner Comment



Public Comment
-Public Comment – David Lee Valdina



Adjourn Commission Plenary Session