ACCESSIBLE. Signifies access that requires the removal of an access panel or similar removable obstruction.
. Signifies access without the necessity for removing a panel or similar obstruction.
stories or height of a building or structure.. An extension or increase in floor area, number of
. Stone or masonry veneer secured and supported through the adhesion of an approved bonding material applied to an approved backing.
valve designed to allow air into the plumbing drainage system when a negative pressure develops in the piping. This device shall close by gravity and seal the terminal under conditions of zero differential pressure (no flow conditions) and under positive internal pressure.. A one-way
AIR BARRIER. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
plenums by mechanical means.. A means of providing space conditioning utilizing movement of air through ducts or
filters, supply, exhaust and return-air systems, and shall include any apparatus installed in connection therewith.. A system that consists of heat exchangers, blowers,
. An insulation having an air permanence equal to or less than 0.02 L/s-m2 at 75 Pa pressure differential tested according to ASTM E 2178 or E 283.
repair or addition that requires a permit. Also, a change in a mechanical system that involves an extension, addition or change to the arrangement, type or purpose of the original installation that requires a permit.. Any construction or renovation to an existing structure other than
. Stone or masonry veneer secured with approved mechanical fasteners to an approved backing.
Supports.”. See “
valves or mechanical devices that eliminate siphonage.. A term applied to
. A device or apparatus that is manufactured and designed to utilize energy and for which this code provides specific requirements.
APPROVED. Acceptable to the building official.
. The ratio of longest to shortest perpendicular dimensions, or for wall sections, the ratio of height to length.
story, complying with all of the following requirements:. A finished or unfinished area, not considered a
1. The occupiable floor area is at least 70 square feet (17 m2), in accordance with Section R304,
. A reversal of flow in the drainage system.
. A device or means to prevent backflow.
valves, internally force loaded to a normally closed position and separated by an intermediate chamber (or zone) in which there is an automatic relief means of venting to atmosphere internally loaded to a normally open position between two tightly closing shutoff valves and with means for testing for tightness of the checks and opening of relief means.. A backflow-prevention device consisting of two independently acting check
. A pressure less than or equal to 4.33 psi (29.88 kPa) or the pressure exerted by a 10-foot (3048 mm) column of water.
Figure R301.2(4).. Three-second gust speed at 33 feet (10 058 mm) above the ground in Exposure C (see Section R301.2.1) as given in
drainage fitting, designed to provide a change in direction of a drain pipe of less than the angle specified by the amount necessary to establish the desired slope of the line (see “Elbow” and “Sweep”).. A
appliance from which hot water is circulated for heating purposes and then returned to the boiler, and which operates at water pressures not exceeding 160 pounds per square inch gage (psig) (1102 kPa gauge) and at water temperatures not exceeding 250°F (121°C).. A self-contained
. A horizontal grouted element within masonry in which reinforcement is embedded.
Fixture branch, drainage.”. See “
Horizontal branch, drainage.”. See “
BUILDING. Building shall mean any one- and two-family dwelling or portion thereof, including townhouses, that is used, or designed or intended to be used for human habitation, for living, sleeping, cooking or eating purposes, or any combination thereof, and shall include accessory structures thereto.
piping that collects the discharge from all other drainage piping inside the house and extends 30 inches (762 mm) in developed length of pipe, beyond the exterior walls and conveys the drainage to the building sewer.. The lowest
. The line established by law, beyond which a building shall not extend, except as specifically provided by law.
. The officer or other designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of this code.
. Two or more layers of felt cemented together and surfaced with a cap sheet, mineral aggregate, smooth coating or similar surfacing material.
labeled with the appropriate standard, either ANSI/UL 2034, Standard for Single and Multiple Station CO Alarms, or UL 2075, Gas and Vapor Detector Sensor, in accordance with its application.. A device for the purpose of detecting carbon monoxide, that produces a distinct audible alarm, and is listed or
. The clear vertical distance from the finished floor to the finished ceiling.
. A mixture of portland or blended cement, portland cement or blended cement and hydrated lime, masonry cement or plastic cement and aggregate and other approved materials as specified in this code.
chimney for removing the products of combustion from fuel-burning, residential-type appliances producing combustion gases not in excess of 1,000°F (538°C) under normal operating conditions, but capable of producing combustion gases of 1,400°F (760°C) during intermittent forces firing for periods up to 1 hour. All temperatures shall be measured at the appliance flue outlet. Residential-type appliance chimneys include masonry and factory-built types.. An approved
. The exterior materials that cover the surface of the building envelope that is directly loaded by the wind.
. An accessible opening in the drainage system used for the removal of possible obstruction.
. A small room or chamber used for storage.
waste piping embodying the horizontal wet venting of one or more sinks, lavatories or floor drains by means of a common waste and vent pipe adequately sized to provide free movement of air above the flow line of the drain.. A specially designed system of
. Any material not defined as noncombustible.
[CE] COMMERCIAL, BUILDING. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
Commission created as per Section 553.74, Florida Statutes.. Means the Florida Building
appliance that condenses water generated by the burning of fuels.. An
control its temperature, relative humidity or quality.. Air treated to
appliances capable of maintaining, through design or heat loss/gain, 68°F (20°C) during the heating season and/or 80°F (27°C) during the cooling season, or has a fixed opening directly adjacent to a conditioned area.. That area within a building provided with heating and/or cooling systems or
equipment or systems capable of maintaining, through design or heat loss/gain, 50°F (10°C) during the heating season and 85°F (29°C) during the cooling season, or communicates directly with a conditioned space. For mechanical purposes, an area, room or space being heated or cooled by any equipment or appliance.. For energy purposes, space within a building that is provided with heating and/or cooling
permit. Construction drawings shall be drawn to an appropriate scale.. Written, graphic and pictorial documents prepared or assembled for describing the design, location and physical characteristics of the elements of a project necessary for obtaining a building
control responsive directly to flame properties that senses the presence or absence of flame and, in event of ignition failure or unintentional flame extinguishment, automatically causes shutdown of mechanical equipment.. A safety
. A system-incorporating heating element in an enclosure in which air enters an opening below the heating element, is heated and leaves the enclosure through an opening located above the heating element.
. The ability of a material to withstand deterioration of its surface or its properties when exposed to its environment.
grade plane.. A framed wall extending from the top of the foundation to the underside of the floor framing of the first story above
piping systems whereby there may be a flow from one system to the other.. Any connection between two otherwise separate
. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
concrete or masonry surfaces intended for cosmetic purposes.. A skim coat, as defined in ASTM C 926, of Portland cement-based plaster applied to
Dalle glass or glazing material whose purpose is decorative or artistic, not functional; whose coloring, texture or other design qualities or components cannot be removed without destroying the glazing material; and whose surface, or assembly into which it is incorporated, is divided into segments.. A carved, leaded or
. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
pipe and fittings.. The length of a pipeline measured along the center line of the
diaphragm” is used, it includes horizontal bracing systems.. A horizontal or nearly horizontal system acting to transmit lateral forces to the vertical resisting elements. When the term “
appliance, or a part of the vent connector from an appliance, which is designed to provide for the ready escape of the flue gases from the appliance in the event of no draft, backdraft or stoppage beyond the draft hood; prevent a backdraft from entering the appliance; and neutralize the effect of stack action of the chimney or gas vent on the operation of the appliance.. A device built into an
pipe fitting designed to provide connections in the drainage system that have provisions for establishing the desired slope in the system. These fittings are made from a variety of both metals and plastics. The methods of coupling provide for required slope in the system (see “Durham fitting”).. A
drainage fitting for use in the Durham systems installations in which the joints are made with recessed and tapered threaded fittings, as opposed to bell and spigot lead/oakum or solvent/cemented or soldered joints. The tapping is at an angle (not 90 degrees) to provide for proper slope in otherwise rigid connections.. A special type of
dwelling units used, intended, or designed to be built, used, rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied, or that are occupied for living purposes.. Any building that contains one or two
. A single unit providing complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.
means of escape and access for rescue in the event of an emergency.. An operable exterior window, door or similar device that provides for a
jurisdiction to make inspections of buildings and to enforce the codes which establish standards for design, construction, erection, alteration, repair, modification or demolition of public or private buildings, structures or facilities.. An agency of local government, a local school board, a community college board of trustees, or a university board of trustees in the State University System with
piping, ducts, vents, control devices and other components of systems other than appliances that are permanently installed and integrated to provide control of environmental conditions for buildings. This definition shall also include other systems specifically regulated in this code.. All
slope generally separating two levels or gently sloping areas.. With respect to topographic wind effects, a cliff or steep
. A device used for reducing air temperature by the process of evaporating water into an air-stream.
exterior wall cladding systems that consist of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat.(EIFS). EIFS are nonstructural, nonload-bearing
grade wall that defines the exterior boundaries of a building. Includes between-floor spandrels, peripheral edges of floors, roof and basement knee walls, dormer walls, gable end walls, walls enclosing a mansard roof and basement walls with an average below-grade wall area that is less than 50 percent of the total opaque and nonopaque area of that enclosing side.. An above-
exterior walls for the purpose of providing a weather-resistive barrier, insulation or for aesthetics, including but not limited to, veneers, siding, exterior insulation and finish systems, architectural trim and embellishments such as cornices, soffits, and fascias.. A material or assembly of materials applied on the exterior side of
Skylights, roof windows, vertical windows (whether fixed or moveable); opaque doors; glazed doors; glass block; and combination opaque/glazed doors. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation..
fireblocking, installed to resist the free passage of flame to other areas of the building through concealed spaces.. Building materials or materials approved for use as
. The opening between the top of the firebox and the smoke chamber.
. Pressure-treated lumber and plywood that exhibit reduced surface burning characteristics and resist propagation of fire.
. A process where the wood raw material is treated with a fire-retardant formulation while undergoing creation as a finished product.
. A process for treating wood using an initial vacuum followed by the introduction of pressure above atmospheric.
. The distance measured from the building face to one of the following:
1. To the closest interior lot line; or
2. To the centerline of a street, an alley or public way; or
3. To an imaginary line between two buildings on the lot.
The distance shall be measured at a right angle from the face of the wall.
plumbing fixtures, used to size DWV piping systems. The drainage fixture-unit value for a particular fixture depends on its volume rate of drainage discharge, on the time duration of a single drainage operation and on the average time between successive operations.. A measure of probable discharge into the drainage system by various types of
demand on the water supply by various types of plumbing fixtures used to size water-piping systems. The water-supply fixture-unit value for a particular fixture depends on its volume rate of supply, on the time duration of a single supply operation and on the average time between successive operations.. A measure of the probable hydraulic
. The propagation of flame over a surface.
. A comparative measure, expressed as a dimensionless number, derived from visual measurements of the spread of flame versus time for a material tested in accordance with ASTM E 84 or UL 723.
winders or combination thereof from one landing to another.. A continuous run of rectangular treads or
plumbing fixture for recess in the floor having a floor-level strainer intended for the purpose of the collection and disposal of waste water used in cleaning the floor and for the collection and disposal of accidental spillage to the floor.. A
Vent.”. See “
fixtures for flushing purposes.. A device integrated within an air accumulator vessel that is designed to discharge a predetermined quantity of water to
. Foam plastic used in siding applications where the foam plastic is a component of the siding.
. The party responsible for the completed assembly of the garage door components.
fenestration, including the area of sash, curbing or other framing elements, that enclose conditioned space. Includes the area of glazed fenestration assemblies in walls bounding conditioned basements.. The interior surface area of all glazed
. A window or other opening located such that the sill height of the opening is not more than 44 inches (1118 mm) above or below the finished ground level adjacent to the opening.
exterior walls. Where the finished ground level slopes away from the exterior walls, the reference plane shall be established by the lowest points within the area between the building and the lot line or, where the lot line is more than 6 feet (1829 mm) from the building between the structure and a point 6 feet (1829 mm) from the building.. A reference plane representing the average of the finished ground level adjoining the building at all
sewage that is not blackwater, including waste from the bath, lavatory, laundry, and sink, except kitchen sink waste. “Blackwater” means that part of domestic sewage carried off by toilets, urinals, and kitchen drains.. As defined by Sections 381.0065(2)(b) and (d), Florida Statutes, “Graywater” means that part of domestic
exterior walls, including the area of all windows and doors installed therein.. The normal projection of all
Piping buried in horizontal or vertical excavations or placed in a body of water for the purpose of transporting heat transfer liquid to and from a heat pump. Included in this definition are closed loop systems in which the liquid is recirculated and open loop systems in which the liquid is drawn from a well or other source..
. A building component or a system of building components located near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces that minimizes the possibility of a fall from the walking surface to the lower level.
. Any room or rooms used or intended to be used by one or more guests for living or sleeping purposes.
. A horizontal or sloping rail intended for grasping by the hand for guidance or support.
Supports.”. See “
. Any location considered to be a fire hazard for flammable vapors, dust, combustible fibers or other highly combustible substances.
grade plane to the average height of the highest roof surface.. The vertical distance from
story, from the top of the floor finish to the top of the ceiling joists or, where there is not a ceiling, to the top of the roof rafters.. The vertical distance from top to top of two successive tiers of beams or finished floor surfaces; and, for the topmost
HIGH-EFFICACY LAMPS. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
(HVHZ). This zone consists of Broward and Dade counties.
relief in any horizontal direction.. With respect to topographic wind effects, a land surface characterized by strong
pipe or fitting that makes an angle of less than 45 degrees (0.79 rad) with the horizontal.. Any
. Water at a temperature greater than or equal to 110°F (43°C).
Category II buildings is greater than 115 miles per hour (51.4 m/s), and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, and America Samoa.. Areas vulnerable to hurricanes, defined as the U.S. Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico coasts where the ultimate design wind speed, Vult, for Risk
appliances utilize electrolysis, reformation, chemical, or other processes to generate hydrogen.. A self-contained package or factory-matched packages of integrated systems for generating gaseous hydrogen. Hydrogen generating
. A supply other than an approved public water supply that serves one or more families.
concrete forming system using stay-in-place forms of rigid foam plastic insulation, a hybrid of cement and foam insulation, a hybrid of cement and wood chips, or other insulating material for constructing cast-in-place concrete walls.(ICF). A
core material. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.. An insulating board having a minimum thermal resistance of R-2 of the
. The governmental unit that has adopted this code under due legislative authority.
Kitchen shall mean an area used, or designated to be used, for the preparation of food..
Equipment, materials or products to which have been affixed a label, seal, symbol or other identifying mark of a nationally recognized testing laboratory, inspection agency or other organization concerned with product evaluation that maintains periodic inspection of the production of the above-labeled items and whose labeling indicates either that the equipment, material or product meets identified standards or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose..
. A type of construction whose vertical and horizontal structural elements are primarily formed by a system of repetitive wood or cold-formed steel framing members.
LISTED. Equipment, materials, products or services included in a list published by an organization acceptable to the code official and concerned with evaluation of products or services that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or materials or periodic evaluation of services and whose listing states either that the equipment, material, product or service meets identified standards or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose.
occupancy of the building or other structure and do not include construction or environmental loads such as wind load, snow load, rain load, earthquake load, flood load or dead load.. Those loads produced by the use and
dwelling unit utilized for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, bathing, washing and sanitation purposes.. Space within a
. An ordinance or regulation adopted pursuant to the authority granted to local governments by Title 44, Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 59 and 60 for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
LOT. A portion or parcel of land considered as a unit.
. A line dividing one lot from another, or from a street or any public place.
Manufactured home means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode is 8 body feet (2438 body mm) or more in width or 40 body feet (12 192 body mm) or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 square feet (30 m2) or more, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems contained therein; except that such term shall include any structure that meets all the requirements of this paragraph except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification required by the secretary (HUD) and complies with the standards established under this title. For mobile homes built prior to June 15, 1976, a label certifying compliance to the Standard for Mobile Homes, NFPA 501, in effect at the time of manufacture is required. For the purpose of these provisions, a mobile home shall be considered a manufactured home..
Label.”). An identification applied on a product by the manufacturer indicating that a product or material complies with a specified standard or set of rules. (See also “Mark” and “
equipment as part of the conditions of listing and labeling.. Printed instructions included with
MARK. An identification applied on a product by the manufacturer indicating the name of the manufacturer and the function of a product or material. (See also “Manufacturer’s designation” and “Label.”)
masonry heater is a solid fuel burning heating appliance constructed predominantly of concrete or solid masonry having a mass of at least 1,100 pounds (500 kg), excluding the chimney and foundation. It is designed to absorb and store a substantial portion of heat from a fire built in the firebox by routing exhaust gases through internal heat exchange channels in which the flow path downstream of the firebox includes at least one 180-degree (3.14-rad) change in flow direction before entering the chimney and which deliver heat by radiation through the masonry surface of the heater.. A
solid masonry units laid contiguously with the joints between the units filled with mortar.. Masonry consisting of
. A building unit or block larger in size than 12 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches (305 mm by 102 mm by 102 mm) made of cement and suitable aggregates.
glass units bonded by mortar.. Nonload-bearing masonry composed of
masonry unit whose net cross-sectional area in any plane parallel to the loadbearing surface is less than 75 percent of its gross cross-sectional area measured in the same plane.. A
masonry unit whose net cross-sectional area in every plane parallel to the loadbearing surface is 75 percent or more of its cross-sectional area measured in the same plane.. A
concrete walls having a mass greater than or equal to 30 pounds per square foot (146 kg/m2), solid wood walls having a mass greater than or equal to 20 pounds per square foot (98 kg/m2), and any other walls having a heat capacity greater than or equal to 6 Btu/ft2 • °F [266 J/(m2 • K)].. Masonry or
material code violation is a violation that exists within a completed building, structure or facility which may reasonably result, or has resulted, in physical harm to a person or significant damage to the performance of a building or its systems.. A
. As defined in Florida Statutes.
. The average of the roof eave height and the height to the highest point on the roof surface, except that eave height shall be used for roof angle of less than or equal to 10 degrees (0.18 rad).
means of escape consists of a door, stairway, passage or hall providing a way of unobstructed travel to the outside at street or ground level. It may also consist of a passage through an adjacent nonlockable space, independent of and remotely located from the means of egress, to any approved exit.. A way out of a building or structure that does not conform to the strict definition of means of egress but does provide an alternate way out. A
venting system designed to remove flue or vent gases by mechanical means, that consists of an induced draft portion under nonpositive static pressure or a forced draft portion under positive static pressure.. A
. A system for removing air from a room or space by mechanical means.
. An interlocking metal sheet having a minimum installed weather exposure of at least 3 square feet (0.28 m2) per sheet.
. An interlocking metal sheet having an installed weather exposure less than 3 square feet (0.28 m2) per sheet.
story with an aggregate floor area of not more than one-third of the area of the room or space in which the level or levels are located.. An intermediate level or levels between the floor and ceiling of any
. One or more layers of polymer modified asphalt sheets. The sheet materials shall be fully adhered or mechanically attached to the substrate or held in place with an approved ballast layer.
residential unit, constructed to standards promulgated by the Florida Building Commission, away from the installation site, and which bears a Department of Business and Professional Regulation Insignia.. Any
. Two or more single station alarm devices that are capable of interconnection such that actuation of one causes all integral or separate audible alarms to operate.
. The heartwood of the following species with the exception that an occasional piece with corner sapwood is permitted if 90 percent or more of the width of each side on which it occurs is heartwood.
. Redwood, cedar, black locust and black walnut.
. Alaska yellow cedar, redwood, Eastern red cedar and Western red cedar including all sapwood of Western red cedar.
. Materials that pass the test procedure for defining noncombustibility of elementary materials set forth in ASTM E 136.
. The total area of all buildings or structures on any lot or parcel of ground projected on a horizontal plane, excluding permitted projections as allowed by this code.
pipe out of line but into a line parallel with the other section.. A combination of fittings that makes two changes in direction bringing one section of the
. Any person, agent, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property.
exterior wall to direct water to the exterior and is premanufactured, fabricated, formed or applied at the job site.. Corrosion-resistant flashing at the base of an opening that is integrated into the building
jurisdiction that authorizes performance of a specified activity.. An official document or certificate issued by the authority having
PERSON. An individual, heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, and also includes a firm, partnership or corporation, its or their successors or assigns, or the agent of any of the aforesaid.
roof covering composed of flat-plate photovoltaic modules fabricated into shingles.. A
Slope.”. See “
occupied space being conditioned.. A chamber that forms part of an air-circulation system other than the
plumbing system and demands no additional water supply nor adds any discharge load to the system. It is presumed that it performs some useful function in the operation, maintenance, servicing, economy or safety of the plumbing system. Examples include filters, relief valves and aerators.. A device or assembly that is an adjunct to the basic
water supply system or discharges to a drainage system or both. Such receptacles or devices require a supply of water; or discharge liquid waste or liquid-borne solid waste; or require a supply of water and discharge waste to a drainage system.. A receptacle or device that is connected to a
appliance utilizes a cord and plug connection to a grid-isolated load and has an integral fuel supply.. A fuel cell generator of electricity, which is not fixed in place. A portable-fuel-cell
concrete element cast elsewhere than its final position in the structure.. A structural
. A common sewer directly controlled by public authority.
pipe for public use controlled by public authority.. A water-supply
outside air leading to a public street, which has been deeded, dedicated or otherwise permanently appropriated to the public for public use and that has a clear width and height of not less than 10 feet (3048 mm).. Any street, alley or other parcel of land open to the
. To clear of air, gas or other foreign substances.
valve or faucet that closes automatically when released manually or controlled by mechanical means for fast-action closing.. A
R-VALUE, THERMAL RESISTANCE. The inverse of the time rate of heat flow through a building thermal envelope element from one of its bounding surfaces to the other for a unit temperature difference between the two surfaces, under steady state conditions, per unit area (h • ft2 • °F/Btu).
. A substance used to produce refrigeration by its expansion or evaporation.
refrigerant vapor.. A specific machine, with or without accessories, for compressing a given
refrigerant is circulated for the purpose of extracting, then rejecting, heat. A direct refrigerating system is one in which the evaporator or condenser of the refrigerating system is in direct contact with the air or other substances to be cooled or heated. An indirect refrigerating system is one in which a secondary coolant cooled or heated by the refrigerating system is circulated to the air or other substance to be cooled or heated.. A combination of interconnected parts forming a closed circuit in which
jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed.. An individual who is registered or licensed to practice their respective design profession as defined by the statutory requirements of the professional registration laws of the state or
. Product listed as registered for use as a preventative treatment for termites for new construction by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under authority of Chapter 487, Florida Statutes.
. A device to prevent excessive buildup of vacuum in a pressure vessel.
existing building for the purpose of its maintenance. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.. The reconstruction or renewal of any part of an
conditioned space or location and recirculated or exhausted.. Air removed from an approved
1. The vertical component of a step or stair.
roof covering and roof deck or a single component serving as both the roof covering and the roof deck. A roof assembly includes the roof deck, vapor retarder, substrate or thermal barrier, insulation, vapor retarder, and roof covering.. A system designed to provide weather protection and resistance to design loads. The system consists of a
roof deck for weather resistance, fire classification or appearance.. The covering applied to the
. Reconstruction or renewal of any part of an existing roof for the purposes of its maintenance.
walls, flashing (excluding valley), difference of elevation (excluding hips and ridges), roof type or legal description; not including the roof area required for a proper tie-off with an existing system.. A separation or division of a roof area by existing expansion joints, parapet
. An enclosed structure on or above the roof of any part of a building.
appliance installed in the space being heated and not connected to ducts.. A freestanding heating
sewage and excludes storm, surface and groundwater.. A sewer that carries
walls of insect screening with or without removable vinyl or acrylic wind break panels and a roof of insect screening, plastic, aluminum or similar lightweight material, or other materials and assemblies such as a patio, deck, or roof of a structure.. A building or part thereof, in whole or in part self-supporting, and having
drain from a roof.. An opening in a wall or parapet that allows water to
occupancy category and the severity of the design earthquake ground motion at the site.(SDC). A classification assigned to a structure based on its
receptor that receives the discharge of a building sanitary drainage system and is constructed so as to separate solids from the liquid, digest organic matter through a period of detention, and allow the liquids to discharge into the soil outside of the tank through a system of open joint or perforated piping or a seepage pit.. A water-tight
waste containing animal matter, vegetable matter or other impurity in suspension or solution.. Any liquid
SHALL. The term, when used in the code, is construed as mandatory.
walls that are designed and constructed to resist racking from seismic and wind by use of masonry, concrete, cold-formed steel or wood framing in accordance with Chapter 6 of this code and the associated limitations in Section R301.2 of this code.. A general term for
. A roofing membrane that is field applied using one layer of membrane material (either homogeneous or composite) rather than multiple layers.
. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
. See Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
fixture traps. The joint tightness is obtained by compressing a friction-type washer such as rubber, nylon, neoprene, lead or special packing material against the pipe by the tightening of a (slip) nut.. A mechanical-type joint used primarily on
. A comparative measure, expressed as a dimensionless number, derived from measurements of smoke obscuration versus time for a material tested in accordance with ASTM E 84 or UL 723.
masonry units where the net cross-sectional area of each unit in any plane parallel to the bearing surface is not less than 75 percent of its gross cross-sectional area. Solid masonry units shall conform to ASTM C 55, C 62, C 73, C 145 or C 216.. Load-bearing or nonload-bearing construction using
wood structural panel cut from the same material used for the panel facings, used to connect two structural insulated panels. The strip (spline) fits into a groove cut into the vertical edges of the two structural insulated panels to be joined. Splines are used behind each facing of the structural insulated panels being connected as shown in Figure R613.8.. A strip of
masonry units in a bond pattern is such that head joints in successive courses are vertically aligned. For the purpose of this code, requirements for stack bond shall apply to all masonry laid in other than running bond.. The placement of
flights of stairs, either interior or exterior, with the necessary landings and platforms connecting them to form a continuous and uninterrupted passage from one level to another within or attached to a building, porch or deck.. One or more
STATIONARY FUEL CELL POWER PLANT. A self-contained package or factory-matched packages which constitute an automatically-operated assembly of integrated systems for generating useful electrical energy and recoverable thermal energy that is permanently connected and fixed in place.
. That portion of a building included between the upper surface of a floor and the upper surface of the floor or roof next above.
1. More than 6 feet (1829 mm) above grade plane; or
2. More than 12 feet (3658 mm) above the finished ground level at any point.
. Structural members manufactured using wood elements bonded together with exterior adhesives.
Examples of structural composite lumber are:
(LVL). A composite of wood veneer elements with wood fibers primarily oriented along the length of the member, where the veneer element thicknesses are 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) or less.
(PSL). A composite of wood strand elements with wood fibers primarily oriented along the length of the member, where the least dimension of the wood strand elements is 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) or less and their average lengths are a minimum of 300 times the least dimension of the wood strand elements.
(LSL). A composite of wood strand elements with wood fibers primarily oriented along the length of the member, where the least dimension of the wood strand elements is 0.10 inch (2.54 mm) or less and their average lengths are a minimum of 150 times the least dimension of the wood strand elements.
(OSL). A composite of wood strand elements with wood fibers primarily oriented along the length of the member, where the least dimension of the wood strand elements is 0.10 inch (2.54 mm) or less and their average lengths are a minimum of 75 times and less than 150 times the least dimension of the wood strand elements.
STRUCTURE. That which is built or constructed.
drain that collects subsurface water or seepage water and conveys such water to a place of disposal.. A
sump. These pumps are used for removing storm water only. The pump is selected for the specific head and volume of the load and is usually operated by level controllers.. A pump installed to empty a
2. A one-story structure added to a dwelling with solid roof panels without sloped glazing. The sunroom walls may have any configuration, provided the open areas with operable or fixed glass or windows or side-hinged or sliding glass doors of the longer wall and one additional wall is equal to at least 65 percent of the area below 6 foot 8 inches (2032 mm) of each wall, measured from the floor. For the purposes of this code the term sunroom as used herein shall include conservatories, sunspaces, solariums, and porch or patio covers or enclosures.
drainage fitting designed to provide a change in direction of a drain pipe of less than the angle specified by the amount necessary to establish the desired slope of the line. Sweeps provide a longer turning radius than bends and a less turbulent flow pattern (see “Bend” and “Elbow”).. A
conditioned space(s) consisting of existing or new walls, doors and/or windows. The conditioned space(s) shall be controlled as separate zones for heating and cooling or conditioned by separate equipment. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.. Physical and space conditioning separation from
THERMAL RESISTANCE, R-VALUE. The inverse of the time rate of heat flow through a body from one of its bounding surfaces to the other for a unit temperature difference between the two surfaces, under steady state conditions, per unit area (h •ft2 • °F/Btu) (m2 • K)/W.
THERMAL TRANSMITTANCE, U-FACTOR. The coefficient of heat transmission (air to air) through a building envelope component or assembly, equal to the time rate of heat flow per unit area and unit temperature difference between the warm side and cold side air films (Btu/h • ft2 • °F) W/(m2 • K).
. Procedure by which an approved testing laboratory provides documentation that a product material or system conforms to specified requirements.
dwelling unit constructed in a group of three or more attached units with property lines separating each unit in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with a yard or public way on at least two sides.. A single-family
handrails, door and window frames, and similar decorative or protective materials used in fixed applications.. Picture molds, chair rails, baseboards,
. The graphic depiction of an individual truss, which describes the design and physical characteristics of the truss.
U-FACTOR, THERMAL TRANSMITTANCE. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
atmospheric pressure through ports to the discharge side of the device.. A device which prevents back-siphonage of water by admitting
. The estimated current replacement cost of the building in kind.
Vapor retarder class shall be defined using the desiccant method with Procedure A of ASTM E 96 as follows:. A measure of the ability of a material or assembly to limit the amount of moisture that passes through that material or assembly.
Class I: 0.1 perm or less
VENT DAMPER DEVICE, AUTOMATIC. A device intended for installation in the venting system, in the outlet of an individual, automatically operated fuel burning appliance and that is designed to open the venting system automatically when the appliance is in operation and to close off the venting system automatically when the appliance is in a standby or shutdown condition.
. The natural or mechanical process of supplying conditioned or unconditioned air to, or removing such air from, any space. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.
combustion products to the outdoors.. Removal of
flue collar of an appliance to the outside atmosphere for the purpose of removing flue or vent gases. A venting system is usually composed of a vent or a chimney and vent connector, if used, assembled to form the open passageway.. A continuous open passageway from the
pipe or fitting that makes an angle of 45 degrees (0.79 rad) or more with the horizontal.. Any
exterior walls of buildings.. A shaped material, made principally from rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC), that is used to cover
. A wall not laterally supported at the top, that resists lateral soil load and other imposed loads.
Walls shall be defined as follows:.
. A wall supporting any vertical load in addition to its own weight.
. A wall which does not support vertical loads other than its own weight.
waste that is free of fecal matter.. Liquid-borne
pipe for public use.. A water supply
ventilation rate. See Section R202 of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation.. An exhaust system, supply system, or combination thereof that is designed to mechanically exchange indoor air for outdoor air when operating continuously or through a programmed intermittent schedule to satisfy the whole-house
hurricane-prone regions located:. Areas within
1. Within 1 mile (1.61 km) of the coastal mean high water line where the ultimate design wind speed Vult is 130 mph (58 m/s) or greater; or
2. In areas where the ultimate design wind speed Vult is 140 mph (63 m/s) or greater.
. A tread with nonparallel edges.
WIND SPEED, Vult. Ultimate design wind speeds (3-sec gust), miles per hour (mph) (km/hr) determined from Figure R301.2(4).
WIND SPEED, Vasd. Nominal design wind speeds (3-sec gust), miles per hour (mph) (km/hr) where applicable.
. A composite material made primarily from wood or cellulose-based materials and plastic.
wood structural panels are plywood, OSB or composite panels.. A panel manufactured from veneers; or wood strands or wafers; bonded together with waterproof synthetic resins or other suitable bonding systems. Examples of
court, unobstructed from the ground to the sky, except where specifically provided by this code, on the lot on which a building is situated.. An open space, other than a