Changes Coming for Florida’s Building Code?
There’s a bill currently sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk (HB 1021) that, if signed, will affect the how building codes are adopted. It’s not clear at this point how fire safety will be affected in the future. We will, however, keep an eye on the codes as they are updated.
Florida has currently adopted the International Code Council’s Florida Building Code, 5th edition (2014), and the National Fire Protection Association’s Florida Fire Prevention Code, 5th Edition (2014).