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Hello Tom,

Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 1:56:05 PM, you wrote:

TS> The 2001 Florida Building Code (and earlier versions) have special
TS> requirements for High Velocity Hurricane Zones.  While thumbing through
TS> the 2001 FBC, the exact criteria for falling in the HVHZ was not
TS> obvious.  Is this left to the local building officials?  Are Broward and
TS> Dade counties the only jurisdictions considered HVHZ?
TS> Thanks
TS> Tom
TS> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
TS> Thomas D. Skaggs, Ph.D., P.E. 
TS> Senior Engineer 
TS> APA - The Engineered Wood Association 
TS> 7011 S. 19th Street 
TS> Tacoma, WA 98466 
TS> ph: 253/565-6600 
TS> fx: 253/620-7235 
TS> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Look at Section 2 of the Florida Building Code.  On Page 2.8 the High
Velocity Hurricane Zone is defined as Dade and Broward Counties.

Best regards,
 Steve Thompson                            mailto:steve(--nospam--at)

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