Florida Adopts 5th Edition of Florida Building Code and 2011 National Electrical Code

Florida Adopts 5th Edition of Florida Building Code and 2011 National Electrical Code

The 5th Edition of the Florida Building Code is based on the 2012 I-Codes with Florida Amendments.

The Florida Building Commission has adopted the 5th Edition of the Florida Building Code and 2011 National Electrical Code with an effective date of July 1, 2015. The 5th Edition of the Florida Building Code is based on the 2012 I-Codes with Florida Amendments.

The 5th Edition of the Florida Building Code also includes an update to the following electrical and alarm standards: ANSI/IESNA RP-28-07, ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2010, NFPA 72-10, NFPA 99-12, NFPA 101-12, NFPA 110-10, NFPA 111-10, and NFPA 720-09. The 2011 NEC is adopted with no Florida Amendments.

Section 2704 of the 2010 FBC-B and Section E3402.1 of the 2010 FBC-R regarding "bonding of metal framing members" will no longer be included in the 5th edition of the Florida Building Code. It should also be noted the electrical provisions of the 2012 IRC (Chapters 34-43) have been incorporated into the 5th edition Florida Building Code – Residential. The previous four editions of the Florida Building Code – Residential did not include adoption of the electrical provisions of the IRC.

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