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Report By Jeff A. Blair
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SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 TELECONFERENCE MEETING REPORT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
Opening and Meeting Attendance
The meeting was opened at 10:00 AM, and the following Commissioners participated:
Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA,
Chair, Steve Bassett, Hamid Bahadori, Dick Browdy, Matthew Carlton,
Ed Carson, Kiko Franco, Herminio Gonzalez, Jim Goodloe, Jeffery Gross, Paul Kidwell, Do Kim,
Scott Mollan, Bill Norkunas, Jeff Stone, John “Tim” Tolbert, Chris Schulte, Randall Vann,
George Wiggins, and Craig Parrino, adjunct.
DCA Staff Present
Joe Bigelow, Rick Dixon, Ila Jones, Bruce Ketcham, Azhar Khan, Mo Madani, Jim Richmond, and Betty Stevens.
The meeting was
facilitated by Jeff Blair from the Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium at
Agenda Review and Approval
The Commission voted unanimously, 19 - 0 in favor, to approve the agenda as presented including the following objectives:
Ø To Consider Applications for Product and Entity Approval
Ø To Consider Applications for Education Course and Accreditor Approval
Ø To Consider Initiating Amendments to Rule 9B-70 Online Forms for the Education Program
To Consider the
Effective Date for the 2007
Ø To Consider Meeting Dates for 2009
Consideration of Applications for Product and Entity Approval
Jeff Blair presented the committee’s recommendations for product and entity approvals. The results of
product and entity applications may be found in the Product Approval POC report posted to the
Initiation of Amendments to Rule 9B-70 Online Forms for the Education Program
Commissioner Browdy presented the Education POC’s recommendation that the Commission initiate rule development for Rule 9B-70, to develop amendments for on-line forms for the Education Program.
Motion—The Commission voted unanimously, 18 – 0 in favor, to conduct a rule development workshop at the October 2008 meeting, to amend the accreditor, course, and training program on-line application forms.
Applications for Education Course and Accreditor Approval
Commissioner Browdy presented the Committee’s recommendations for course approvals. Following are the
Motion—The Commission voted unanimously, 18 – 0 in favor, to approve the following advanced courses for approval: #315, 316, and 317.
Motion—The Commission voted unanimously, 18 – 0 in favor, to approve the following courses as administrative updates: #64.2, 65.2, and 318.
Date for the 2007
Rick Dixon presented DCA staff’s recommendation, that as a result of the storm caused delay in the rule adoption process for Glitch Amendments, the Commission consider delaying the implementation dates of the 2007 Florida Building Code, the 2008 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Energy Code, and the 2008 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Building Code to implement glitch code amendments to March 1, 2009.
Following questions and discussion by the Commission, the following action was taken:
Motion—The Commission voted unanimously, 18 – 0 in favor, to make the effective date of the 2007 Florida Building Code, the 2008 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Energy Code, and the 2008 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Building Code to implement glitch code amendments, to March 1, 2009.
Commission Meeting Dates for 2009
Rick Dixon presented DCA staff’s recommendation regarding Commission meeting dates for 2009.
Rick explained that in an effort to conserve funds, DCA staff is recommending that for 2009 the Commission go from seven (7) meetings to six (6). Rick explained that 2009 is an off-code-update year, and six meetings would be sufficient to conduct Commission business.
Motion—The Commission voted unanimously, 18 – 0 in favor, to adopt a six-meeting schedule for 2009. Following is the approved schedule for 2009:
February 2, 3 and 4; April 6, 7 and 8; June 8, 9 and 10; August 10, 11 and 12; October 12, 13 and 14; and, December 7, 8 and 9.
The Commission voted unanimously, 18 – 0 in favor, to adjourn at 10:45 AM.
STAFF PROPOSAL FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2007
2007 Florida Building Code without changes to Rule 9B-13 – Energy Code and glitch code changes (December 31, 2008)
2008 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Energy Code to implement the 15% increase in energy efficiency for buildings (March 1, 2008)
2008 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Building Code to implement glitch code changes (March 1, 2008)
Implementing corrections and changes to important sections and criteria in the Code two months after it takes effect will result in a high potential for confusion and gets away from the Commission’s original intent to avoid major changes between editions of the Code.
Move the effective date for all the three publications to March 1, 2009.
Issue one Supplement to cover the changes to the Energy Code, the other changes directed by legislation, changes necessary for coordination with the Florida Fire Prevention Code and other state agency regulations and the glitch code changes.
Glitch code changes:
There are 250 potential glitch code changes. The following are some of the major changes:
- Correct reference sections and correlation issues with the Florida Fire Prevention
- Reinstate missing Code text such as requirements for discharge piping and
water- heater installation in attic.
- Make town house definition consistent throughout the Code.
- Correct “zero lot line” and the fire separation requirements in the Residential code
due to unintended omission.
- Make grease traps/interceptors and public swimming pools provisions consistent with Department of Health Rules.
- Add provisions to allow for use of aggregate on roofing - directed by law.
- Incorporate the roofing mitigation techniques – directed by law.
- Incorporate provisions for carbon monoxide detectors – directed by law.
- Incorporate changes to Rule 9B-13 (Energy Code) into the FBC – directed by Governor.
- Correct the wind importance factor for towers – directed by law.
- Incorporate optional criteria for gable end construction – directed by law.
- Incorporate pool bonding requirements as adopted by rule – directed by law.
January 28,29 &
March 17, 18 &
19 Cmsn Embassy Suites,
May 5, 6 & 7
June 23, 24 & 25 Cmsn Rosen Centre, Orlando
August 18, 19 &
October 13, 14 &
15 Cmsn Embassy Suites,
December 8, 9 &
10 Cmsn Embassy Suites,
Current (~6 wk schedule) Proposed (~8 wk schedule)
February 2, 3 & 4 Cmsn February 2, 3 & 4
March 23, 24 & 25 Cmsn April 6, 7 & 8
May 11, 12 & 13 Cmsn
June 29, 30 & July 1 Cmsn June 8, 9 & 10
August 24, 25 & 26 Cmsn August 10, 11 & 12
October 12, 13 & 14 Cmsn October 12, 13 & 14
Nov 30, Dec 1 & 2 Cmsn December 7, 8 & 9
Proposed 8 week schedule approved September 15, 2008