Florida Building Commission

Mechanical Technical Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2013

Meeting Location: Teleconference Meeting from Tallahassee, Florida


TAC/POC Members and Objectives

TAC Members Present Via Teleconference:; Bob Renner (for Larry Banks); Oscar Calleja; Joe Crum; Jim Cummings; Elizabeth Goll; Dan Griffin; Gary Griffin; Pete Quintela.

TAC Members not Present: Rafael Palacios, Chair; Bob Andrews; Don Pitmann

Staff Present: Mo Madani, Jim Richmond, April Hammonds

Facilitator: Kenneth Cureton

Objectives: To Approve the Agenda and Minutes of the June 4, 2013, meeting, to discuss and recommend potential research topics for consideration by the Commission and to review comments related to the 2013 update to the Florida Building Code for consideration during the 8/22/13-8/23/13 Rule Development Workshop on Rule 6G20-1.001, F.A.C..


Meeting Minutes


Discussion of objectives included the following:



10:30 AM Welcome and Opening, Roll Call. A quorum was present.

Mr. Ken Cureton, facilitator for the Florida Building Commission, provided a brief overview of how the agenda items will be presented. The Meeting Minutes for the 6/4/13 Mechanical TAC meeting and the Agenda for the 8/2/13 Mechanical TAC meeting were approved unanimously by the committee members.


Research Topics - TAC Action and Comments Oscar Calleja recommend a potential research topic for consideration by the Commission regarding Humidity Control by Residential AC Equipment. Jim Cummings suggested that the proposed topic include an assessment of energy efficiency and humidity control in buildings as well. Topic was voted unanimous in favor of recommendation to the Commission.


Comments Related to the 2013 FBC Update Comment Item MC-1 was approved unanimously for Glitch Criteria compliance and for text of the comment As Submitted.


Other TAC Business Having no other TAC business, the meeting was closed after a Motion and Second to Adjourn.


Adjourn: 10:50 AM


Staff Contacts: Kenneth H. Cureton, Planning Analyst ken.cureton@dbpr.state.fl.us (850) 717-1828 or Mo Madani, Manager mo.madani@dbpr.state.fl.us (850) 717-1825