Building Code Updates Effective March 15
Building permit applications must comply with the 2010 Florida Building Code as of March 15, 2012.
Master plans on file with the Bonita Springs Community Development Department must be updated to the new code. Plans submitted on or after March 15, 2012 must be certified as meeting the 2010 Florida Building Code.
This includes changes in Section 1603, which address the submission of information related to wind loads. Construction drawings must now show:
- Ultimate design wind speed and nominal design wind speed
- Risk category
- Wind exposure
- Classification of the applicable enclosure
- Components and cladding
- Geotechnical information
For details about the new code, go to www.floridabuilding.org.
New building code affects product approvals. As a result of changes to the Florida Building Code, it will be necessary to update product approvals to meet the 2010 Code or to demonstrate that existing product approvals meet correct test protocols.