RedVector RV-11408AW

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

4 105
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
Joe Belcher Photo
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 (105)
Good course but took me 2 hrs and 10 minutes to go through all slides
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 28, 2020
Good course but took me 2 hrs and 10 minutes to go through all slides
Should be considered a two hour course
By (Contractor / Trades, Home Inspector) on Jul, 09, 2020
Should be considered a two hour course
n/a
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 22, 2020
n/a
Lots of useful information
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 26, 2019
Lots of useful information
Great course should be 2hrs
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 30, 2019
Great course should be 2hrs
Very informational
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 19, 2020
Very informational
great
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 24, 2020
great
good course
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 02, 2020
good course
Question #10 doesn't appear to have a correct answer listed
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 11, 2020
Question #10 doesn't appear to have a correct answer listed. The correct answer should be (ABC &E) Otherwise this was a really good presentation!!
great information
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 10, 2020
great information
Difficult but very inclusive and educational
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 21, 2020
Difficult but very inclusive and educational
N/A
By on Nov, 22, 2019
N/A
thorough
By (Architect) on Jun, 22, 2020
thorough...notes and narrative helpful... needed to review it several times inorder to process the information completely
more mid check-points would be helpful
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 28, 2019
more mid check-points would be helpful
research areas more specific
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 09, 2020
research areas more specific
Very in depth
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 30, 2020
Very in depth.
very thorough
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 17, 2020
very thorough
More pictures and video, course it is not for 1h time if you did serious
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 17, 2020
More pictures and video, course it is not for 1h time if you did serious.
This course should provide 2
By (Engineer) on Dec, 16, 2019
This course should provide 2.0 pdhs. It takes at least 1.5 hr to complete.
All the points were very well explained, including in some cases the version of the code where they could be found
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 30, 2020
All the points were very well explained, including in some cases the version of the code where they could be found.
Good course; good instructor
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer, Other) on May, 29, 2020
Good course; good instructor. Thanks for providing quality training.
more like a two hour course
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 18, 2020
more like a two hour course
great course
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 09, 2020
great course
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.
Very interesting
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 05, 2020
Very interesting
Great, Did not lock up once or lose track of any time
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 04, 2020
Great, Did not lock up once or lose track of any time
Very informative
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 08, 2019
Very informative
good course
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 24, 2020
good course
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
very interesting
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 25, 2020
very interesting
Don't do answers like: A
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 08, 2020
Don't do answers like: A.a,b c,d. It's confusing
It was a little long, but otherwise, good coverage of material
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Apr, 24, 2020
It was a little long, but otherwise, good coverage of material.
Should be classified as a 2 hour course
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Apr, 13, 2020
Should be classified as a 2 hour course.
Good summary of wind codes and provisions
By (Architect, Landscape Architect) on Oct, 04, 2019
Good summary of wind codes and provisions.
this course should be for 2 credit hours based on how long it takes to get through it
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 23, 2020
this course should be for 2 credit hours based on how long it takes to get through it.
Good information
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 08, 2020
Good information
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.
a lot of information
By (Contractor / Trades, Professional Organization) on May, 19, 2020
a lot of information. some is confusing and hard to follow.
Course is very good but the time limit reading or following along exceeds 1 hour
By (Contractor / Trades, Home Inspector) on Apr, 28, 2020
Course is very good but the time limit reading or following along exceeds 1 hour. Maybe this should be a 2 hour course
Needs to be calculated for more than 1hr of CEU
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 14, 2020
Needs to be calculated for more than 1hr of CEU.
the data was fine
By (Landscape Architect) on Jun, 04, 2020
the data was fine. the software program not good.
Question 10 I think the answer is A,B,C,F and that is not listed as an answer
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Jun, 04, 2020
Question 10 I think the answer is A,B,C,F and that is not listed as an answer
I would have rated it above average but it was way too long
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 08, 2020
I would have rated it above average but it was way too long. This class should count for at least 2 hours, maybe 3...
Pretty technical stuff using way to 'mph' and in "1609
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 17, 2020
Pretty technical stuff using way to 'mph' and in "1609.3.1" that was changed to "1627.1.3".......
Make it Cell phone user easy
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 18, 2020
Make it Cell phone user easy
Much longer than 1 credit worth - at least worth 2 for the amount of time and material
By on Jun, 18, 2020
Much longer than 1 credit worth - at least worth 2 for the amount of time and material.
should be for two credit hours
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 20, 2020
should be for two credit hours
This course is extremely long, it should provide two hours of continuing education
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Jun, 22, 2020
This course is extremely long, it should provide two hours of continuing education. It can't be completed in 50 min.
seems to long
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 29, 2020
seems to long
Not enough intermittent quizzes
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 01, 2020
Not enough intermittent quizzes.
The material covered exceeded 1 hour and more credit should be given to this course than one hour
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 02, 2020
The material covered exceeded 1 hour and more credit should be given to this course than one hour.
not really in my scope of work!
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 07, 2020
not really in my scope of work!
very smart intellectual information great for structural engineering data, but we are contractors, not designers we build what is engineered
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 08, 2020
very smart intellectual information great for structural engineering data, but we are contractors, not designers we build what is engineered
You need 1hr and 45
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 25, 2020
You need 1hr and 45 .ins just to listen to the lesson
No volume on this class, was with technical assistance for over a half an hour I could not fix the problem, extremely frustrated with technical difficulties throughout this course! Your online support center was with technical assistance for over a half an hour I could not fix the problem, extremely frustrated with technical difficulties throughout this course! Your online support center is not supporting!
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 15, 2020
No volume on this class, was with technical assistance for over a half an hour I could not fix the problem, extremely frustrated with technical difficulties throughout this course! Your online support center was with technical assistance for over a half an hour I could not fix the problem, extremely frustrated with technical difficulties throughout this course! Your online support center is not supporting!
not al descriptions were clear
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Jul, 10, 2020
not al descriptions were clear
impossible to complete in an hour
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 29, 2019
impossible to complete in an hour
way too long for a 1 hr course
By (Contractor / Trades) on Feb, 23, 2020
way too long for a 1 hr course
This one hour course took me 91 minutes and I skipped most of it
By (Contractor / Trades) on Feb, 26, 2020
This one hour course took me 91 minutes and I skipped most of it. Very boring. Would suggest this be changed to a 2 hour course.
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.
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.
Voice over is a bit distracting
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 25, 2019
Voice over is a bit distracting. more examples would be good.
Narrator is very monotonic
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Mar, 08, 2020
Narrator is very monotonic.
should be two credits
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 19, 2019
should be two credits
good but tough
By (Architect, Contractor / Trades) on Nov, 13, 2019
good but tough
it was a dry topic
By (Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 19, 2019
it was a dry topic
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.
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.
Too long for 1 HR course
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer) on Apr, 13, 2020
Too long for 1 HR course
Too many code references
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 14, 2020
Too many code references
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.
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.
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 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 technical for my practice
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 11, 2019
too technical for my practice
Very difficult to comprehend
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 25, 2019
Very difficult to comprehend
overly technical more of a course for engineers than for general contractors I would not recommend this to other GC's
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 10, 2020
overly technical more of a course for engineers than for general contractors I would not recommend this to other GC's
Very boring
By (Landscape Architect) on Oct, 07, 2019
Very boring.
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.
There is to much information covered in this 1 hour course
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 10, 2020
There is to much information covered in this 1 hour course. Consideration should be given to splitting this lesson in to a minimum of two parts.
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
This does not pertain to my profession
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 10, 2020
This does not pertain to my profession
Too much quoting of numbers
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 08, 2020
Too much quoting of numbers . Loose track of point
not in my scope of work
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 11, 2020
not in my scope of work
Not a one hour course - too long
By (Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 30, 2019
Not a one hour course - too long. Break it into smaller parts.
This is the most boring subject I have ever read
By (Contractor / Trades, Other) on Jan, 08, 2020
This is the most boring subject I have ever read.
No audio, screen shots were useless
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jan, 19, 2020
No audio, screen shots were useless
This is more designed for plan reviewer and architects
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 22, 2020
This is more designed for plan reviewer and architects
Question number ten does NOT allow you to chose a correct answer
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 26, 2020
Question number ten does NOT allow you to chose a correct answer.
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
Boring and hard to follow
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 11, 2020
Boring and hard to follow
there is no way this is a one hour credit!
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 10, 2020
there is no way this is a one hour credit!
beautiful pictures slow to load and adds no info
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 21, 2020
beautiful pictures slow to load and adds no info. bullets are slow to load. can the all info put on the page when it opens. all charts, tables etc are too small of font and blurry,
it was terrible
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 14, 2019
it was terrible
Way too much detailed information for this level of a course
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 23, 2020
Way too much detailed information for this level of a course.
I paid money to have to code read to me, and expected me to memorize it
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 06, 2020
I paid money to have to code read to me, and expected me to memorize it. That is in no way real life application... I'll look it up in my Code I have in my office. How is this education?
That was the crappiest lesson yet
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 14, 2020
That was the crappiest lesson yet. A bunch of regulation section numbers which mean nothing to nobody, way too long for the one hour credit and a lecturer who talks about a snail's pace. I will never purchase another Red Vector product if this is what i get.
The worst class I have ever taken
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 06, 2020
The worst class I have ever taken.
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.
It should not take over 90 minutes to go through a course that counts for one hour
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 02, 2020
It should not take over 90 minutes to go through a course that counts for one hour. Aggravated!!!
Course was almost the same course as wind design and wind mitigation requirements but asked questions that were unclear
By (Contractor / Trades) on May, 19, 2020
Course was almost the same course as wind design and wind mitigation requirements but asked questions that were unclear
this course is far more than a one hour course
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer, Other) on Jan, 22, 2020
this course is far more than a one hour course. The minimum to go thru the entire course is over two hours long.
way too much detail
By (Contractor / Trades, Professional Organization) on Jun, 04, 2020
way too much detail
For a one hour course, this is by far the most time i have ever spent! Part of this was caused trying to decipher conflicts in: Question 10e
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 22, 2020
For a one hour course, this is by far the most time i have ever spent! Part of this was caused trying to decipher conflicts in: Question 10e. Smart Notes Answer is “true”, Lesson Activity Quiz is “false” Question 11c and 11e. Smart Notes state “”basic” wind speed, Lesson states “ultimate” wind speeds. Both “c” and “e” should be “basic”. Question 12. Both Lesson and Smart Notes state “size varies”.
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.