Part 1 Scope and Application
The Florida Building Commission shall approve specific computer software, worksheets, compliance manuals and other similar materials that meet the intent of this code. Commission approved code compliance demonstration forms can be found in Table R101.5.1.
Part 2 Administration and Enforcement
Construction documents, technical reports and other supporting data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. The construction documents and technical reports shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. Where special conditions exist, the code official is authorized to require necessary construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.
Exception: The code official is authorized to waive the requirements for construction documents or other supporting data if the code official determines they are not necessary to confirm compliance with this code.
Completion of procedures demonstrating compliance with this code for multiple-family residential buildings shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 481.229, Florida Statutes, or Section 471.003, Florida Statutes.
Exception: Where HVAC systems are nominal 15 tons per system or smaller, commercial building energy raters certified in accordance with Section 553.99, Florida Statutes, or as authorized by Florida Statutes, may prepare the code compliance form.
Construction documents shall be drawn to scale upon suitable material. Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted where approved by the code official. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed, and show in sufficient detail pertinent data and features of the building, systems and equipment as herein governed. Details shall include, but are not limited to, the following as applicable:
- Insulation materials and their R-values.
- Fenestration U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC).
- Area-weighted U-factor and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) calculations.
- Mechanical system design criteria.
- Mechanical and service water-heating system and equipment types, sizes and efficiencies.
- Equipment and system controls.
- Duct sealing, duct and pipe insulation and location.
- Air sealing details.
When the code official issues a permit where construction documents are required, the construction documents shall be endorsed in writing and stamped "Reviewed for Code Compliance." Such approved construction documents shall not be changed, modified or altered without authorization from the code official. Work shall be done in accordance with the approved construction documents.
One set of construction documents so reviewed shall be retained by the code official. The other set shall be returned to the applicant, kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by the code official or a duly authorized representative.
Inspections at mechanical rough-in shall verify compliance as required by the code and approved plans and specifications as to installed HVAC equipment type and size, required controls, system insulation and corresponding R-value, system air leakage control, programmable thermostats, dampers, whole-house ventilation, and minimum fan efficiency.