Heads up: There are no amended sections in this chapter.
In addition to the provisions of this chapter, the following special occupancies, standards, requirements and codes shall conform to the following sections:
|Section 450:||Nursing homes|
|Section 451:||Ambulatory surgical centers|
|Section 452:||Birthing centers|
|Section 453:||State requirements for educational facilities|
|Section 454:||Swimming pools and bathing places|
|Section 455:||Public lodging establishments|
|Section 456:||Public food service establishments|
|Section 457:||Mental health programs|
|Section 458:||Manufactured buildings|
|Section 459:||Boot camps for children|
|Section 460:||Mausoleums and columbariums|
|Section 461:||Transient public lodging establishments|
Use of asbestos in new public buildings or
buildings newly constructed for lease togovernment entities—prohibition
|Section 463:||Adult day care|
|Section 464:||Assisted living facilities|
|Section 465:||Control of radiation hazards|
|Section 466:||Day care occupancies|
|Section 467:||Hospice inpatient facilities and units and hospice residences.|
|Section 468:||Schools, colleges and universities|
|Section 469:||Office surgery suite Chapter 30: Elevators and conveying systems|
|Section 3109:||Structures seaward of a coastal construction control line|
Further information concerning the requirements for licensing, maintenance, equipment or other items not related to design and construction may be obtained for all state codes, rules and standards from the State of Florida Bureau of Administrative Codes.
The provisions of this section shall apply to buildings or structures defined herein as covered or open mall buildings not exceeding three floor levels at any point nor more than three stories above grade plane. Except as specifically required by this section, covered and open mall buildings shall meet applicable provisions of this code.
A covered mall building and attached anchor buildings and parking garages shall be surrounded on all sides by a permanent open space or not less than 60 feet (18 288 mm). An open mall building and anchor buildings and parking garages adjoining the perimeter line shall be surrounded on all sides by a permanent open space of not less than 60 feet (18 288 mm).
Exception: The permanent open space of 60 feet (18 288 mm) shall be permitted to be reduced to not less than 40 feet (12 192 mm), provided the following requirements are met:
- The reduced open space shall not be allowed for more than 75 percent of the perimeter of the covered or open mall building and anchor buildings;
- The exterior wall facing the reduced open space shall have a fire-resistance rating of not less than 3 hours;
- Openings in the exterior wall facing the reduced open space shall have opening protectives with a fire protection rating of not less than 3 hours; and
- Group E, H, I or R occupancies are not located within the covered or open mall building or anchor buildings.
For the purpose of this code, a perimeter line shall be established. The perimeter line shall encircle all buildings and structures that comprise the open mall building and shall encompass any open-air interior walkways, open-air courtyards or similar open-air spaces. The perimeter line shall define the extent of the open mall building. Anchor buildings and parking structures shall be outside of the perimeter line and are not considered as part of the open mall building.
Each owner of a covered mall building or of an open mall building shall provide both the building and fire departments with a lease plan showing the location of each occupancy and its exits after the certificate of occupancy has been issued. No modifications or changes in occupancy or use shall be made from that shown on the lease plan without prior approval of the building official.
The building area and building height of any anchor building shall be based on the type of construction as required by Section 503 as modified by Sections 504 and 506.
An anchor building shall be separated from the covered or open mall building by fire walls complying with Section 706.
- Anchor buildings of not more than three stories above grade plane that have an occupancy classification the same as that permitted for tenants of the mall building shall be separated by 2-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barriers complying with Section 707.
- The exterior walls of anchor buildings separated from an open mall building by an open mall shall comply with Table 602.
An attached garage for the storage of passenger vehicles having a capacity of not more than nine persons and open parking garages shall be considered as a separate building where it is separated from the covered or open mall building or anchor building by not less than 2-hour fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both.
Parking garages, open or enclosed, which are separated from covered mall buildings, open mall buildings or anchor buildings, shall comply with the provisions of Table 602.