Florida Building Commission

Building (Fire) Technical Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2012

Meeting Location:  Ocala Hilton

3600 S.W.36th Avenue

Ocala, Florida 34474

TAC/POC Members and Objectives

TAC Members Present: Hamid Bahadori, Chairman; Peter T. Schwab, Joe Belcher, Joe Holland, Jonathon D. (Jon) Hamrick, Jeffery Gross, Brad Schiffer, Kevin Carrier (for Tony Apfelbeck), James Schock, Dale Greiner

Via Teleconference: N/A

TAC Members not Present: Tony Apfelbeck

Staff Present: Mo Madani, Marlita Peters, Ken Cureton, Jim Richmond, April Hammonds

Facilitator: Jeff Blair

Ř Objectives: The purpose of this meeting was to accept public input and to provide recommendations on the proposed code changes for the 2013 update to the Florida Building Code


Meeting Minutes


Discussion of objectives included the following: 



8:00 AM -  Welcome and Opening, Roll Call.  A quorum was present.

Mr. Jeff Blair, facilitator, provided a brief overview of meeting protocol and procedures.

Motion and second to approve minutes from meeting of May 29, 2012 with no changes; unanimous approval vote.


Discussion and recommendation on the proposed code changes to the 2013 Florida Building Code:

Thirty-nine (39) proposed modifications for the 2013 update to the Florida Building Code were considered. Each proposed modification was presented as follows:

-Proponent Presentation

-TAC Discussion

-TAC Vote on Recommendation


Of the 39 Proposed Modifications, 28 were approved As Submitted, 2 were approved As Modified, 7 had No Affirmative Recommendation with a second, 1 had No Affirmative Recommendation without a second and 1 was withdrawn. The Mod Tracking chart indicating details of each proposed modification’s vote and TAC comments are available online at:



Other TAC business – None


Public Comment – None


Member Comment - None


Motion to adjourn by Hamid Bahadori

Adjourn:  9:58 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


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