RedVector has released two new advanced level, mobile-ready 2014 Florida Building Code Advanced 5th Edition Courses!
The Florida Building Code-Energy Conservation, 5th Edition (2014), was implemented at midnight on June 30, 2015. This means all permits issued on June 30, 2015, and later are governed by the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014). The latest edition of the Energy Conservation Volume of the code has been totally reformatted and contains important changes to the base code, and Florida specific amendments. The FBC-EC regulates the energy efficient design, construction, testing, and operation of the building envelope, sites, systems, and components addressed by thermal efficiency requirements. This course summarizes some of the significant changes in the Fifth Edition of the Florida Building Code-Energy Conservation. This course is intended for those familiar with the code desiring to update their knowledge of the changes in these important regulations. Any designer, contractor, supplier, inspector, plans examiner, or other person involved with the energy efficiency of buildings, whether they be commercial or domestic, will benefit from keeping current with the regulations governing their profession.
Irrigation systems, prevalent throughout Florida, consist of various types of landscape projects, including planted landscape irrigation, tourism aesthetics, and many others. Poor quality irrigation systems result in wasted water and wasted electricity. The Florida Building Code (FBC) contains minimal provisions addressing irrigation systems. The FBC-Plumbing does contain criteria for the design of such systems in Appendix F. Other volumes of the FBC contain provisions related to irrigation as well. This course is intended to familiarize attendees with the provisions of the code for irrigation and to review the highlights of Appendix F with emphasis on the design criteria.