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2017 Florida Building Code Advanced 6th Edition: Summary of Structural Provisions - Internet

2017 Florida Building Code Advanced 6th Edition: Summary of Structural Provisions - Internet

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-11408AW

SME: Joe Belcher

Average Rating

4 57
This course covers the Florida Building Code (FBC) Sixth Edition (2017) that was implemented at midnight on December 31, 2017. Any permits that were applied for on January 1, 2018, would come under the Sixth Edition of the Florida Building Code. The wind load provisions of ASCE 7-10, that is The American Society of Civil Engineers, an organization of engineers that develops national standards. ASCE 7-10, the 7 denotes the standard number and the 10 denotes the year the edition was published, which would be 2010 The wind load provisions of ASCE7-10 were adopted in previous editions of the Florida Building Code, the 2010 edition and the Fifth Edition. In the Sixth Edition the same edition of ASCE 7 was adopted since there was no updated edition available,. We don't have a lot of changes to the wind load provisions themselves, although we will be reviewing some of the wind load provisions. We will not be calculating wind design pressures or anything of that nature in this course. We're going to be talking about the factors that affect those calculations. The course reviews significant changes to other structural loads of the code and summarizes the wind design and opening protection provisions of the code. These are things that have not necessarily changed but are still very important in applying the wind load provisions of the code. This course is intended for those that are familiar with the code. It's not intended to be a primer or beginning course. The intended audience are those familiar with and desiring to refresh and update their knowledge base of changes to the code that affects structural design. Any designer, contractor, supplier, inspector, plans examiner, or other person involved with building will benefit from being current with the regulations that govern their profession.
Course Objectives
At the end of the course, you will be able to: 
 
  • Recall the changes to the structural provisions of the Florida Building Code - Building 
  • Identify the changes related to design for seismic and snow loads. 
  • Outline the evolution of the changes to the code related to adopted standards addressing wind resistance 
  • Compare and contrast the various risk categories and their impact on design 
  • Select the correct design provisions in regard to wind resistance 
  • Describe how wind loads are determined 
  • Analyze wind speed maps and the wind’s impact on the actual safety of a structure 
  • Differentiate between ultimate wind speeds and nominal wind speeds 
  • Explain surface roughness and exposure category as they relate to design 
  • Determine the correct opening protection provisions of the code 
  • Explain the consequences of the loss of windows during a high wind event
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Joe Belcher
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Joe has more than thirty-five years in the code development and enforcement field. He spent 10 years in the public sector starting in fire inspection and ending in building code enforcement. When he left the public sector he was the Director of Public Safety Inspections for the City of Gainesville, Florida. As the director, he also served as the building official for the city.
 
Mr. Belcher entered the public sector as the Director of Codes and Standards for a statewide industry association establishing and directing their codes and standards program for 8 years. He left the association and started his own code consultancy, JDB Code Services, Inc, in 1993 and continues to operate the company today. He has been involved in code development, enforcement, and product approval and currently represents the interests of several trade associations in the code arena.
 
In addition to his code consultancy, Joe started a company specializing in code education in 2001. He is currently the president and half owner of BRB Code Educators, Inc. BRB develops and provides specialized education on building codes and standards to code enforcement personnel, contractors, architects, engineers, home inspectors and others. Since formation of the company classes have been well received and presented to thousands of attendees. Attendees have included building code enforcers, architects, engineers, all contractor disciplines, fire service personnel, and product manufacturer and producer groups throughout the United States
State Licenses
FL - Contractor, Certified (Advanced Building Code - FBC 916.0)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Palm Beach County (General - 0613041)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Pinellas County (Advanced Building Code - FBC 916.0)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Registered (Advanced Building Code - FBC 916.0)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Electrical Contractor (Advanced Building Code - FBC 916.0)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Engineer (General - 0000271)
Accreditation: FBPE Approved Provider 33
FL - Engineer (General - FBC 916.0)
FL - Home Inspector (General - 0613041)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Landscape Architect (Advanced Building Code - FBC 916.0)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
Course Reviews (57)
Great course should be 2hrs
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 30, 2019
Great course should be 2hrs
This course was easy to follow and to understand
By (Engineer) on Jan, 09, 2019
This course was easy to follow and to understand.
Great course - not sure why it is only worth 1 PDH, I spent a couple of hours going over the information presented
By (Engineer) on Jan, 25, 2019
Great course - not sure why it is only worth 1 PDH, I spent a couple of hours going over the information presented.
good
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 09, 2019
good
Good narrator and good detailed information
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Jul, 03, 2019
Good narrator and good detailed information. Could use more knowledge checks.
Appropriate timing as I have a personal structure currently being permitted
By (Engineer) on Feb, 06, 2019
Appropriate timing as I have a personal structure currently being permitted. It's great to understand how it was designed.
I was pleasantly surprised! Instructor tone of voice was good
By (Engineer) on Feb, 10, 2019
I was pleasantly surprised! Instructor tone of voice was good. Course content was good as well. Actually answered a question or two I didn't even know I had.
Good course
By (Engineer) on Feb, 16, 2019
Good course
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By on Nov, 22, 2019
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Lots of useful information
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 26, 2019
Lots of useful information
it took 1
By (Engineer) on Feb, 25, 2019
it took 1.5 hrs to listen to entire course and take the exam. But it appears only 1.0 hrs of credit is given. This does not 'add up' in my math.
Very informative
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 08, 2019
Very informative
Good summary of wind codes and provisions
By (Architect, Landscape Architect) on Oct, 04, 2019
Good summary of wind codes and provisions.
Requires more than 2 hours, it is very thorough
By (Landscape Architect, Professional Organization) on Nov, 21, 2019
Requires more than 2 hours, it is very thorough.
The check point questions concerning ultimate design wind speed is 130 mph or greater
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 24, 2019
The check point questions concerning ultimate design wind speed is 130 mph or greater. This is the nominal wind speed. It then states that the ultimate design wind speed is also 140 mph or greater.
LRFD graphic is misleading as factors are applied to both the load and the resistance contrary to the one factor used in the graphic
By (Engineer) on Feb, 27, 2019
LRFD graphic is misleading as factors are applied to both the load and the resistance contrary to the one factor used in the graphic
question number 9 is strange in that it would be impossible to determine surface roughness on an exposure category
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 29, 2019
question number 9 is strange in that it would be impossible to determine surface roughness on an exposure category
Had problems seeing the light blue highlights on the answers with multiple answers
By (Engineer) on Feb, 23, 2019
Had problems seeing the light blue highlights on the answers with multiple answers. I got answers wrong like 6 times, because I could not view selections
more mid check-points would be helpful
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 28, 2019
more mid check-points would be helpful
Very good, the review is always appreciated
By (Engineer) on Jan, 29, 2019
Very good, the review is always appreciated.
Excellent information and interpretation
By (Engineer) on Jan, 28, 2019
Excellent information and interpretation
Very Thorough, good illustrations
By (Engineer) on Jan, 28, 2019
Very Thorough, good illustrations
a little long for 1 credit hour
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Jan, 13, 2019
a little long for 1 credit hour
Good course; very informative
By (Engineer) on Feb, 26, 2019
Good course; very informative. I would recommend it to my fellow engineers.
should be two credits
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 19, 2019
should be two credits
Not sure what this has to do with inground pool construction ??
By (Contractor / Trades) on Oct, 06, 2019
Not sure what this has to do with inground pool construction ??
The narration was very monotone
By (Engineer) on Jan, 01, 2019
The narration was very monotone
Voice over is a bit distracting
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 25, 2019
Voice over is a bit distracting. more examples would be good.
Material presentation while very educational and informative was longer than what I'd anticipate for a 1 Hour Credit CEU
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 09, 2019
Material presentation while very educational and informative was longer than what I'd anticipate for a 1 Hour Credit CEU.
good but tough
By (Architect, Contractor / Trades) on Nov, 13, 2019
good but tough
The informational portion was OK For the most part, there is very little that i can or will us in my work
By (Landscape Architect) on Sep, 14, 2019
The informational portion was OK For the most part, there is very little that i can or will us in my work. Also, i found some of the details hard to folow and understand.
impossible to complete in an hour
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 29, 2019
impossible to complete in an hour
Based on the subject matter and length of the lessen, it seems as if this class should be worth more credits
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 07, 2019
Based on the subject matter and length of the lessen, it seems as if this class should be worth more credits.
Was information packed, but difficult to keep interest in the subject matter due to delivery method
By (Landscape Architect) on Sep, 12, 2019
Was information packed, but difficult to keep interest in the subject matter due to delivery method.
Very interesting material
By (Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 07, 2019
Very interesting material. Should be a two hour credit course, very time intensive. Not organized to follow along with test material.
Question number 10 there the answer is ABCE and there is no choice for this one
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 21, 2019
Question number 10 there the answer is ABCE and there is no choice for this one.
No example questions during class
By (Engineer) on Jan, 04, 2019
No example questions during class
BORING lecturer
By (Engineer) on May, 11, 2019
BORING lecturer
Does not pertain to my field of landscape architecture
By (Landscape Architect) on Jul, 11, 2019
Does not pertain to my field of landscape architecture
This course has nothing to do with Landscape Architecture
By (Landscape Architect) on Jul, 11, 2019
This course has nothing to do with Landscape Architecture. It would be more beneficial if you could find a something that does.
the goal should be to learn and not to make the person search for numbers due to multiple choice answers that could be confusing
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 28, 2019
the goal should be to learn and not to make the person search for numbers due to multiple choice answers that could be confusing. Again another test where they are testing on reference numbers instead of knowledge.
too basic; this was just a wind load study course
By (Engineer) on Feb, 28, 2019
too basic; this was just a wind load study course
Too Long, Too technical
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 09, 2019
Too Long, Too technical
Audio missing from many slides
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 18, 2019
Audio missing from many slides.
too technical for my practice
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 11, 2019
too technical for my practice
As a landscape architect, I don't find much in this course that is applicable to what I do
By (Landscape Architect) on Aug, 30, 2019
As a landscape architect, I don't find much in this course that is applicable to what I do.
course material, question conflicted with test question in the last multi choice question
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 10, 2019
course material, question conflicted with test question in the last multi choice question
Very difficult to comprehend
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 25, 2019
Very difficult to comprehend
Very boring
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 07, 2019
Very boring.
Boring course with a poorly related exam
By (Landscape Architect) on Dec, 02, 2019
Boring course with a poorly related exam. Should focus on the current code; not changes in the code
Pages load very slowly and information is too spread out
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 20, 2019
Pages load very slowly and information is too spread out.
Hard to understand
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 25, 2019
Hard to understand
Way too much recitals of law numbers and criteria with little in-depth info on any of the topics
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 02, 2019
Way too much recitals of law numbers and criteria with little in-depth info on any of the topics. By far the worst continuing education course I have ever taken.
would be great for engineers
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 28, 2019
would be great for engineers
The actual audio of the lesson took over 86 minutes but the credit was one hour
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 07, 2019
The actual audio of the lesson took over 86 minutes but the credit was one hour.
Quiz and test questions flickered and could not be answered by pointing at correct answers
By (Engineer) on Jan, 30, 2019
Quiz and test questions flickered and could not be answered by pointing at correct answers.
it was terrible
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 14, 2019
it was terrible