Florida Building Commission

Special Occupancy Technical Advisory Committee

March 22, 2012

10:00a.m. until close of business



Teleconference Meeting from Tallahassee, Florida


TAC/POC Objectives

Plumbing TAC Members Present: Jon Hamrick, Chairman; Bob Vincent; Wayne Young; Cam Fentriss; Gene Chalecki. Via Teleconference: Jim Croche; Frank Frail; Scott Cannard; Doug Melvin for Mark Boutin.


Staff Present: Ila Jones, Mo Madani, Marlita Peters, Jim Richmond.

Facilitator: Jeff Blair

Objective 1 To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting of November 15, 2010.

Objective 2 To consider and discuss a request for Declaratory Statement. DS 2012-013 (Withdrawn)

Objective 3 Discussion regarding reforming special occupancy requirements of Chapter 4 for integration into the 2013 Florida Building Code.


Meeting Minutes


Review of objectives will include the following: Description of issue, discussion by TAC, public comment, TAC action



10:00am Welcome and Opening, Roll Call. A quorum was present.

Mr. Jeff Blair, facilitator, provided a brief overview of teleconferencing etiquette to alleviate some of the phone issues experienced in the past.

Motion and second to approve minutes from meeting of November 15, 2010 with no changes; unanimous approval vote.


Declaratory Statement DS 2012-013 submitted by ATCO Rubber Products was withdrawn prior to this meeting and was not reviewed.


Discussion: regarding reformatting special occupancy requirements of Chapter 4 for integration into the 2013 Florida Building Code.

Mo Madani introduced a revision of chapter 4 of the Florida Building Code, Building volume suggesting a renumbering system of those items pertaining to special occupancy. Chapter 30 (Elevator and conveying systems) and Section 3109 (Structures seaward of a coastal construction control line) will remain in the same location and are unchanged. Members Cam Fentriss and Jon Hamrick offered to assist in the revision process. After discussion, the TAC took action to approve staff proposed format as presented at the meeting. TAC member, Frank Frail, has a list of issues that will be forwarded to Mr. Madani and all TAC members for review and consideration before the Final Supplement is published on the website as part of the 2013 Code Proposal process. Motion was made by Bob Vincent and seconded by Gene Chalecki to move ahead with staff proposal. Vote unanimous.


Other TAC business None heard.


Public Comment None heard


Member Comment - None


Motion to adjourn by Cam Fentriss, seconded by Wayne Young.

Adjourn: 10:43am.


Staff Contacts: Marlita Peters, marlita.peters@dbpr.state.fl.us , (850) 488-0964; Mo Madani, Manager, mo.madani@dbpr.state.fl.us


Teleconference Process and Etiquette URL: (attached)


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