Florida Building Commission

Hurricane Research Advisory Committee

June 1, 2022- 1:30pm


This Meeting Will Be Held Via Teleconference/Webinar

Join the Meeting Virtually at: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/533378925

Join the Meeting By Conference Call: United States (toll free) 1-866-899-4679

Access Code/Meeting ID 533-378-925



HRAC Members

Jim Shock-Chairman, Sergio Ascunce, Joseph Belcher, David Compton, Dr. Anne Cope, Jeffery Gross, Mark Mikkelson, Craig Parrino, John “Bud” Plisich, Michael Savage, Dr. Angela Schedel, Brad Schiffer, Jeffrey Schnellmann, Vince Seijas, and Brian Swope. 


Meeting Objectives

ü To Approve Regular Procedural Topics (Agenda and Minutes). 

ü Evaluation and Prioritization of Research Projects Recommended for Commission FY 2022-2023 Funding

ü To Hear Public, HRAC Member, and Staff Comments.


Meeting Agenda

All Agenda Times—Including Public Comment and Adjournment—Are Approximate and Subject to Change


Welcome and Opening Roll Call

A.  Statement of Teleconference Participation Process

B.   Roll Call of Workgroup Members

C.   Identification of Staff Attendees


Review and Approval of Meeting Agenda


Review and Approval of April 14, 2022, Meeting Minutes


Evaluation and Prioritization of Research projects Recommended for Commission FY 2022-2023 Funding

Research Plan
Research Project Ranking Exercise - Overview - Tracking
1. Wind-induced Loads on Ground-mounted and Ground Ballasted Systems - Ioannis Zisis - (FIU - $118,000)
2. Assessing the Need to Modernize Water Penetration Resistance Test Procedures - Forrest Masters (UF - $90,000 -$120,000)
3. Assessment of Durability Requirments for Concrete Structures in Florida - Chris Ferraro - (UF - $100,000)
4. Assessment of Inspection Reporting and Building Conditions in South Florida - Phase II - Jennifer Bridge - (UF - $90,000)
5. An Investigation of the Factors Leading to Ridge Vent Failure and Possible Mitigation Solutions - Cigdem Akan - (UNF - $77,616)
  Received after May 3, 2022
6. Assesment_and_retrofitting_Deficient_Concrete_Columns-Atorod_Azizinamini-(FIU_$125,000).pdf



Other Workgroup Business


Public Comment


HRAC Member and Staff Comment




Staff Contacts:

Thomas Campbell, Executive Director (850) 717-1823; Thomas.campbell@myfloridalicense.com

Mo Madani, Technical Director, (850)717-1825 Mo.madani@myfloridalicense.com


Note: This document is available to any person requiring materials in alternate format upon request.  Contact Office of Codes and Standards, Florida Building Commission, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 487-1824.