Posts Tagged ‘ Florida Building Code ’

Energy Portion of FBC Continues to Spur Disagreement

Sep 28th, 2015

The latest version of the Florida Building Code Energy Conservation (FBC–EC), which increases the energy requirements for impact doors and windows, and went into effect on June 30, is again in the news. The Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA) has withdrawn its petition for Declaratory Statement that it filed on July 9, 2015. Frank LaPete […]

New Association Challenges Florida Building Code

Aug 18th, 2015

A newly formed association, the Impact Window Affordability and Safety Association (IWASA), is fighting the implementation of part of the Florida Building Code that relates to doors and windows, citing severe impacts on businesses. The latest version of the code, which increases the energy requirements for impact doors and windows, went into effect on June […]

Will Florida Code Changes Boost Window Prices?

Jul 13th, 2015

On June 30, the Florida Building Code’s 5th Edition went into effect. One of the biggest changes involves dropping the prescriptive solar heat gain coefficient for residential windows from 0.30 to 0.25. The code changes have many in the industry wondering if the cost of windows in Florida will be going up. The answer? Not […]

Door Testing in Florida: Setting the Record Straight

May 19th, 2015

Industry associations are doing their part to let the industry know what is and is not part of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition (2014) that takes effect June 30, 2015. Specifically, what is not part of the new requirement is that all doors must be tested according to NAFS (AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS2/A440). Dwight Wilkes, […]