Subject: Re: [RE: Dade County, Florida, wind requirments.]
From: JORGE NAYA <jnaya(--nospam--at)usa.net>
Date: 29 Jun 00 16:58:39 EDT
Miami-Dade County uses the South Florida Building Code, 1994
w/ several supplements. Broward has some differences.
Wind spec is ASCE 7-93 (they will not generally accept -95 or -98)
v=110 mph, exposure D at coastline, else C at hurricane oceanline
Openings need windows/doors approved for calculated pressures,
then approved protection(shutters) for missile impact (2x4 @ 35mph).
Some suppliers have impact resistant windows.
No staples on roofs; check uplift paths thoroughly.
ASCE 7-98 will be adopted with the Florida Building Code at
v=146 mph, about 2001.
Jorge A. Naya, PE
"Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com> wrote:
It has been awhile since I did a job in Dade County, but I think that they
allow the use of the ASCE latest edition which is now the ASCE 7-98. Of
more interest are provisions that were written because of hurricane Andrew
in Dade County. One provision which is optional (as I understand it) is for
impact resistant glazing. (Re: "SBCCI Test Standard for Determining Impact
Resistance from Windborne Debris", SSTD 12-94, Southern Building Code
Factory Mutual Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets 1-28 should also be
consulted for roof deck recommendations. Factory Mutual requirements became
more restrictive following hurricane Andrew.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MRodrig273(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:MRodrig273(--nospam--at)aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 6:17 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Dade County, Florida, wind requirments.
> Does anyone know what the wind requirements are for Dade County Florida,
> Some engineers here in hawaii are starting to use this requirements and I
> would like to find out more about it. Anything informaiton would help.
> Marlou B. Rodriguez
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