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Florida Building Commission Approves 6th Edition

By Jessica Ferris, WMA Director of Codes and Standards September 9, 2016

September 7, 2016 –  The Florida Building Commission’s code development cycle for the 6th Edition of the Florida Building Code concluded last month at the commission’s well-attended meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale on August 16th.  Though the 6th Edition is based on the 2015 International Codes (I-Codes), over 500 Florida-specific amendments were submitted for consideration this year, and reviewed by the various Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) responsible for making initial determinations before amendments were brought forth for the Commission’s final determination.  When all was said and done, more than 400 of these amendments were approved.  The 6th edition is projected to take effect December 31, 2017.

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