2017 Florida Building Code Wind Map
Since hurricane andrew in 1992 the last category 5 storm to slam the state florida has been divided into several wind zones designated in the florida building code.
2017 florida building code wind map. Applicable wind direction if more than one wind exposure is utilized. Florida building code menu. 2017 florida building code wind map. Florida building code building 6th edition 2017 491 figure 1609 3 1 ultimate design wind speeds v ult for risk category ii buildings and other structures.
Does fbc 17 reference asce 7 16. Florida building code section 1619 wind load minimum standard chapter 6 of asce 7 98 minimum wind velocity 3 second gust broward 140 mph miami dade 146 mph exposure category c as defined in asce 7. Urban and suburban areas wooded areas or othe terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single family dwellings or larger exposure definitions exposure c. Requirements for protection of building openings.
The following information related to wind loads shall be shown regardless of whether wind loads govern the design of the lateral force resisting system of the structure. All fifty states and the district of columbia have adopted the i codes at the state or jurisdictional level. This brochure will focus on risk category ii buildings which include residential dwellings. We wanted to take a moment to explain some of the things we learned about florida building code 2017 wind loads fbc 17.
Submit a new local amendment. There was a lot a panic a couple of years. Except in the high velocity hurricane. Already there have been two tropical storms before the official start of the 2020 atlantic hurricane season which goes from june 1 to nov.
The international codes i codes are the widely accepted comprehensive set of model codes used in the us and abroad to help ensure the engineering of safe sustainable affordable and resilient structures. Exposure definitions exposure b. The international code council icc is a non profit organization dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design build and compliance process. Bcis site map.
This year there is a 60 chance of an above average the gru had even tunneled into the computers of a small florida company that sold software to election officials. Awnings shall have frames of noncombustible material fire retardant treated wood wood of type iv size or 1 hour construction with. As with previous editions the 6th edition 2017 separates building types by risk categories into three wind speed maps. Order a florida building code book florida building code 7th edition 2020 fbc draft 6th edition 2017 fbc code resources and supplements to the fbc find an amendment or declaratory statement find or submit a non binding interpretation find or submit an accessibility waiver what s new faq getting started view related rules statutes contact us.
Based on what region you re. Structural members shall be protected to prevent deterioration. Awnings and canopies shall be designed and constructed to withstand wind or other lateral loads and live loads as required by chapter 16 and in accordance with section 3105 4 of this code with due allowance for shape open construction and similar features that relieve the pressures or loads. Search florida building codes user.