Florida Building Commission

Building (Fire) Technical Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2013


Meeting Location:  Teleconference Meeting from Tallahassee, Florida


TAC/POC Members and Objectives

TAC Members Present Via Teleconference: Hamid Bahadori, Chairman; Joe Belcher, Pete Schwab, Brad Schiffer, Tony Apfelbeck, Dale Greiner, Charles Frank,  Jim Schock, Jeffery Gross, Jon Hamrick

TAC Members not Present: Joe Holland

Staff Present: Mo Madani, April Hammonds, Jim Richmond, Kenneth Cureton

Facilitator: Jeff Blair

Objectives: Review the comments on the comments received during the second 45-day comment period regarding the TAC’s actions and outcomes from the October 2012 meetings on the proposed code changes to the 2013 update to the Florida Building Code. 


Meeting Minutes


Discussion of objectives included the following: 



9:00 AM Welcome and Opening, Roll Call.  A quorum was present.

Mr. Jeff Blair, facilitator for the Florida Building Commission, provided a brief overview of how the agenda items will be presented. The Meeting Minutes for the 01/03/13 Fire TAC meeting and the Agenda for the 1/14/13 Fire TAC were approved unanimously by the committee members.


TAC Action and Comments – Second Comment Period Alternate Language and / or General Comments for Mods 5170, 5113, 5719, 5173, 6011, 5985, 5994 and 5438 were presented to the TAC. The TAC provided comments and voted on recommended action for each Mod under review via Straw Poll (See attached Tracking Chart With Comments for vote results).


Public Comment – The only public comments were made by the proponent Miami / Dade County backing their own Code Mods and General Comments.


Other TAC Business – Having no other TAC business, the meeting was handed over to the TAC chair for a Motion to Adjourn.


Motion to adjourn by Hamid Bahadori

Adjourn:  10:45 AM


Staff Contacts: Kenneth H. Cureton, Planning Analyst ken.cureton@dbpr.state.fl.us (850) 921-2282 or Mo Madani, Manager mo.madani@dbpr.state.fl.us