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Florida Building Codes

Don't just guess - know that your project is code-compliant. Avoid having to rebuild your building - and prevent mistakes and fines before they happen. Purchase these reference materials and find out how building code compliance at the front end will save you from headaches, charges and costly project delays throughout the building process. Purchase these reference materials today and learn to simplify building code issues and stay out of sticky complications - like permitting roadblocks, failed inspections and costly renovations. Make sure every project decision you make is up to code ... order now! Benefits for You •Prevent costly building code violations - know what to do and what not to do •Prosper in spite of stricter codes and ever-changing technology •Always be prepared by knowing exactly how codes are enforced •Convert building codes and theories into solid, workable plans for success Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe the Florida Building Code. •You will be able to identify civil remedies for violations of building codes. •You will be able to discuss building code interpretations that support litigation. •You will be able to explain legal aspects of building code enforcement.
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Agenda

What Is the Florida Building Code
— Salvador A. Jurado Jr., Esq., P.E.
  • Florida Building Code History
  • Florida Building Codes Act
  • Model vs. Adopted Codes
  • Performance vs. Prescriptive Codes
Product Approvals
  • Product Approval Process
  • State Product Approvals
  • Local Product Approvals
  • One-Time Approvals
Florida Building Code Updates
— Salvador A. Jurado Jr., Esq., P.E.
  • Focusing on Wind Load Updates
Interpreting the Florida Building Code
  • Nonbinding Interpretations
  • Binding Interpretations
  • Declaratory Statements
  • Local Building Official
Florida Building Commission
  • Duties and Responsibilities
Civil Remedies for Violations of Building Codes
— Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.
  • Government Immunity From Civil Claims for Building Defects
  • Threshold Inspectors – Who Bears the Risk When There Are Structural Defects and Noncompliance With Code?
    • Is the Threshold Inspector the Agent of the Owner or Independent?
    • Is the Threshold Inspector Immune From Claims as an Agent of the Building Official?
  • Decisions of Building Officials Regarding the Interpretation and Application of Building Codes on Third-Party Claims
Civil Remedies for Violations of Building Codes (Continued)
— Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.
  • Civil Claims for Code Violations Against Contractors, Qualifiers and Other Participants in the Construction Process
  • Materialmen and Defective Products
    • Are They Governed by the Code?
    • What Must Be Proven for the Independent Action?
  • The Effect of Acceptance of Work on the Liability of a Contractor or Design Professional
Building Code Interpretations That Support Litigation
— John C. Pistorino, P.E.
Insurance Claims
  • Florida Building Code (FBCE) 2001 to 2010 Existing Buildings
  • FBCE – Repairs and Alteration Level 1,2,3
  • FBCE Definitions – Dangerous, etc.
  • FEMA Flooding Criteria
Building Code Interpretations That Support Litigation (Continued)
— John C. Pistorino, P.E.
Personal Injury Claims
  • FBC Chapter 10 Means of Egress
  • FBC Chapter 11 Accessibility
  • NFPA 101
  • ASTM F 13.1
Condominium Turnover Reports
  • FBC Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing
  • FBC Chapter Chapter 21 Masonry
  • FBC Sound Attenuation
  • FBC Water Intrusion and Lighting
  • FBC Chapter 16 Structural Design
Legal Aspects of Building Code Enforcement
— Rhonda Montoya Hasan, Esq.
  • Discretionary Decisions of the Building Official
    • Remedies
    • Statutory Authority
    • Building Code Enforcement Officials' Bill of Rights
  • Building Code Violations
    • Process, Strategies and Remedies
Legal Aspects of Building Code Enforcement (Continued)
— Rhonda Montoya Hasan, Esq.
  • Right of Entry
  • Administrative Warrants
  • Special Master Procedures
  • Unsafe Structures Board
  • License Violations
  • Local Enforcement Venues for Both State and Local Licensed Contractors
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Faculty

Salvador A. Jurado, Jr., Esq., P.E.

Salvador A. Jurado, Jr., Esq., P.E. – Moderator

Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

  • Attorney and engineer with Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.
  • Practice focuses on construction defect disputes, building code violations, condominium warranty claims and construction law
  • Florida registered professional engineer
  • Master of Law degree in real property development
Rhonda Montoya Hasan, Esq.

Rhonda Montoya Hasan, Esq.

The City of Miami Beach

  • First assistant city attorney for the City of Miami Beach
  • Serves as the legal advisor to the fire and building departments
  • Represents the city both as a regulator and owner in the area of construction litigation
  • Spoken both locally and nationally on fire and building code issues; teaches legal research and writing, and appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor at the St. Thomas University School of Law
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Miami School of Law; B.A. degree, Duke University
  • Can be contacted at 305-673-7000 or [email protected]
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John C. Pistorino, P.E.

Pistorino & Alam Consulting Engineers, Inc.

  • President and principal of Pistorino & Alam Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Served for 25 years as special code consultant for the South Florida Building Code
  • Served for 25 years as consultant to the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals, and Office of Code Compliance
  • Served as an engineering member of the State of Florida Building Construction Industry Advisory Committee for 15 years
  • Engaged in the design and construction of numerous high-rise buildings, hospitals, schools, public transportation systems and commercial buildings
  • Wrote commentary for the 2004 Florida Building Code for High Velocity Hurricane Zone
  • Certified threshold building inspector State of Florida SI #202
  • Serves and expert witness and forensic engineer in litigation cases
  • Can be contacted at 305-669-2700 or [email protected]
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Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.

Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

  • Shareholder in the firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.
  • Writer of numerous publications and chapters and teaches construction law as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law
  • Founding fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and is a board certified civil trial lawyer
  • Certified in construction law and is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a circuit court mediator
  • J.D. degree, with honors, American University Washington College of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Brooklyn College
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Product ID: 390117
Published 2013, 2018
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