Florida Building Commission


Technical Advisory Committee


October 15, 2012

10:00A.M. – until close of business



Meeting WAS Held:

Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474


TAC Members Present: Chairman; Herminio Gonzalez, , Bob Boyer, Bill Dumbaugh, John O’Connor,  Tim Tolbert,

TAC members Absent: Dick Browdy, Kiko Franco, John Scherer, Hamid Bahadori

Staff Present: Mo Madani, Jim Richmond, April Hammonds, Marlita Peters, Joe Bigelow, Chip Sellers

Facilitator: Jeff Blair

TAC Objectives

Ø  Objective - The purpose of these meetings is to accept public input and to provide recommendations on the proposed code changes for the 2013 update to the Florida Building Code.


Meeting Minutes


Review of objectives included the following:  Description of issue, public comment, discussion by TAC, TAC action.


Welcome and Opening Remarks by Chairman Herminio Gonzalez and facilitator, Jeff Blair. Meeting began at 10:04a.m.


Roll Call was taken and a quorum was achieved with six members present.


Review and Approval of Meeting Agenda

Motion to approve agenda was presented by John O’Connor and seconded by Bob Boyer.  Vote unanimous to accept agenda as presented.

Motion to approve minutes of previous meeting of June, 2012 by Tim Tolbert and seconded by Bob Boyer.  Vote unanimous to accept minutes as presented.


To discuss and accept public input and provide recommendations on the proposed code changes for the 2013 update to the Florida Building Code.


The Code Admin TAC reviewed 81 Proposed Code Modifications.  The TAC made recommendations as follows: fourteen (14) were approved ‘As Submitted’, twelve (12) were approved ‘As Modified’, thirty (30) received ‘No Affirmative Recommendation With a Second’, twenty-three (23) received ‘No Affirmative Action Without a Second’, and two (2) were ‘Withdrawn’. 


For complete details regarding specific modifications you may visit our website at: http://floridabuilding.org/cm/cm_code_srch.aspx.


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Other Commission business:

No other business was brought before the Code Administration TAC.


Several members of the audience expressed appreciation for the new electronic code submittal format and all of the hard work of the staff in preparation for this and all TAC meetings to be held in preparation for the 2013 Florida Building Code.


Member Comment:  Chairman Gonzalez thanked all TAC members and staff for their hard work.


Schedule next meeting:  Next meeting not scheduled at this time.


Adjournment: 5:00pm


Note: This document is available to any person requiring materials in alternate format upon request.  Contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 or call 850-487-1824.


Staff Contacts: Marlita Peters, Marlita.peters@dbpr.state.fl.us, (850) 922-6864; Mo Madani, mo.madani@dbpr.state.fl.us