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2 1 Introducing: the updated BCIS Product Approval Website the revised Product Approval Rule 9B-72 & S.B. 442 State of Florida Department of Community Affairs Division of Housing and Community Development Bureau of Codes and Standards 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida

3 2 The Old BCIS Webpage is Changing to:

4 3 The New BCIS Home Page

5 4 Who uses Florida’s BCIS Product Approval Website - Worldwide Building Construction Professionals including: Registered Architects or Professional Engineers Product Accreditation Bodies Product Certification Agencies Product Evaluation Entities Product Manufacturers Product Testing Labs Product Validation Entities Product Quality Assurance Entities Building Contractors & Developers Building Product Distributors Building Code Officials, Plans Examiners & Inspectors The Public

6 5 The Product Approval Menu A General User is anyone with access to the WWW. A Logged-In User is an organization, manufacturer or DCA support person/contractor who is registered & obtains site access with a User Name and Password

7 6 General Users - to Search for & View Approved Organizations and Products Organizations - to Register as a Logged- In User Manufacturers/Logged-In Users - to Submit Product Approval Applications Evaluation Entities /Logged-In Users - to Submit Entity Approval Applications the BCIS (Building Code Information System) Product Approval allows:

8 7 An Overview of the Product Approval Menu 1. Submit an Organization Application or Register as a User 2. Find an Organization 3. Submit a Product Application 4. Find a Product/Application

9 8 Submit an Organization Application New 9B /.095

10 9 Sample Organization Application

11 10 An Overview of the Product Approval Menu 1. Submit an Organization Application or Register as a User 2. Find an Organization 3. Submit a Product Application 4. Find a Product/Application

12 11 Find an Organization

13 12 Sample Organization Search

14 13 An Overview of the Product Approval Menu 1. Submit an Organization Application or Register as a User 2. Find an Organization 3. Submit a Product Application 4. Find a Product/Application

15 14 Submit an Product Application New 9B

16 15 Submit a Product Application New 9B New

17 16 Submit a Product Application Select a Compliance Method New New 9B

18 17 Which Compliance Method Should I Select ? Rule 9B (Method 1) Products for which the code establishes Performance Criteria, Standardized Testing or Comparative or Rational Analysis shall be approved by submittal and validation by one of the following compliance methods:  Certification Mark or Listing Listing  Test Report  Evaluation Report from an Entity Entity  Evaluation Report from an Architect or Engineer Architect or Engineer Rule 9B (Method 2) Products for which there is NO Standardized Testing, or Comparative or Rational Analysis established in the code may be approved by submittal and validation by one of the following compliance methods:  Evaluation Report from an Entity Entity  Evaluation Report from an Architect or Engineer Architect or Engineer

19 18 Submit a Product Application Sample Certification Agency Compliance Method (Screen 1 of 4) New New 9B (2) New 9B (2)

20 19 Submit a Product Application Sample Certification Agency Compliance Method (Screen 2 of 4) New 9B (5) New

21 20 Submit a Product Application Sample Certification Agency Compliance Method (Screen 3 of 4) New 9B (5 & 6)

22 21 Submit a Product Application Sample Certification Agency Compliance Method (Screen 4 of 4) New

23 22 An Overview of the Product Approval Menu 1. Submit an Organization Application or Register as a User 2. Find an Organization 3. Submit a Product Application 4. Find a Product/Application

24 23 Find a Product or Application Enter 1537 New

25 24 Find a Product or Application Sample Completed Product Application (Screen 1 of 4) New

26 25 Find a Product or Application Sample Completed Product Application (Screen 1 of 4) New

27 26 Find a Product or Application Sample Completed Product Application (Screen 3 of 4) New

28 27 Find a Product or Application Sample Completed Product Application (Screen 4 of 4) New

29 28 New BCIS Website Live Look Under “What’s New” Select: BCIS Prototype Test Website scheduled for activation on February 13, 2006 Product Approval Module

30 29 Questions? For Product & Entity Approval Applications contact:Program Administrator/ Arnold and Associates, (305) For Program & Entity Approval Rule 9B-72 Issues contact: Department of Community Affairs Codes & Standards Section 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd. Tallahassee, Florida (850)

31 30 Florida Building & Product Approval Law Florida Statutes (F.S): Section Florida Building Code Section Florida Building Commission Section Product Evaluation & Approval Florida Senate Bill (SB) Legislature Florida Administrative Code (F. A. C.) Rule 9B-72 Product Approval

32 31 Florida’s Product Approval System State Product Approval Local Product Approval or

33 32 Local Product Approval is governed by Section Florida Law & Section 19 of Senate Bill 442 (2005) is administered through the local (town, city or county) building official/department The Florida Building Commission has no authority to establish rules with regard to product approval at the local level

34 33 State Product Approval is governed by the Department of Community Affairs/Florida Building Commission Rule 9B- 72 of the Florida Administrative Code and is administered through an on- line website called the Building Code Information System (BCIS) located at:

35 34 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Scope (1) Product Approval Categories: a) Exterior Doors b) Windows c) Panel Walls d) Roofing e) Shutters f) Skylights g) Structural Components h) New Technology

36 35 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Scope (cont’d) Revised Language (2) This rule applies to approval of products and systems which comprise the building envelope and structural frame, for compliance with the structural requirements of the Florida Building Code ” Home in Navarre Beach, Fl after Hurricane Ivan in 2004 built before the 2001 FBC was implemented. Home in Navarre Beach, Fl after Hurricane Ivan in 2004 built after the 2001 FBC was implemented.

37 36 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions 16 (b) Legacy Report Added 23 (a) Local Product Approval Deleted 24 Product Model Added 25 Program System Administrator Added 31 (a, b, c, d, e, f & g) Sub-Categories Added & Deleted

38 37 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Exterior Door; Exterior Door Assemblies Roll-Up Sectional Sliding Swinging Sub-Category: Automatic Pre-Engineered Roof Access Hatches Exterior Door Components & Products New Technology Other

39 38 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Windows; Awning Casement Dual Action Double Hung Single Hung Fixed Sub-Category: Horizontal Slider Projected Pass Through Mullions New Technology Wind Breaker Other

40 39 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Panel Walls; Soffits Siding Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) Storefronts Sub-category: Curtain Walls Wall Louver Glass Block New Technology Other Membrane Greenhouse

41 40 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Roofing; Built-Up Roofing Modified Bitumen Roof System Single Ply Roof Systems Spray Applied Polyurethane Roof System Roofing Insulation Asphalt Shingles Wood Shingles & Shakes Roofing Slate Sub-Category: Roof Tile Adhesives Cements-Adhesives-Coatings Liquid Applied Roofing Systems Underlayments Non-Structural Metal Roofing Roofing Tiles Waterproofing Roof Accessories New Technology Other

42 41 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Shutters; Accordion Bahama Storm Panels Colonial Sub-Category: Roll-Up Pre-Engineered Equipment Protection New Technology Other

43 42 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Skylights Skylight New Technology Other

44 43 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Definitions (cont’d) Category: Structural Components; Sub-Category: Truss plates Wood Connectors Anchors Exterior Coolers-Freezers Insulation Form Systems Engineered Lumber Roof Deck Structural Wall Pre-Engineered AC Stands New Technology Other Concrete Admixtures Sheds Material Plastics

45 44 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Exceptions (Title Change) Product that have prescriptive specification standards and are manufactured under Quality Assurance procedures as specified in the Code will be deemed approved. Structural Components covered by United States Department of Commerce Product Standards Structural Components comprised of materials or products that are assembled or placed in the field and are subject to standardized field testing Custom (one-of-a-kind) pre engineered buildings

46 45 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Entire Local Approval Section Deleted

47 46 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Entire Local Approval Section Deleted

48 47 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Rational engineering analysis cannot be used in lieu of a standardized test required by the Code for approval of products within the scope of standards. A legacy evaluation report from a nationally recognized model code organization may be used if it shows compliance with the Code. Evaluation Report and Test Report Requirements. When the Code requires a standardized test … the test lab must be accredited by an approved accreditation body for the test performed. The entity issuing the evaluation report or certification is responsible to ensure that the test lab is accredited. Complete Description including all drawings, manufacturer’s product designation & materials except materials specifics identified as proprietary. Installation Instructions including attachments shall be developed by an evaluation entity, test lab or the manufacturer’s licensed design professional. Prior to posting installation instructions, including anchorage requirements, on the BCIS, they shall be reviewed or verified by the evaluation entity, test lab architect or engineer of record by the manufacturer’s licensed design professional.

49 48 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Fee Changes were made as follows: Entity Revision Fee$100 Product Approval Revision Fee$300 Editorial Revision Fee$100 Affirmation Revision Fee$50

50 49 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Revisions to all data will be allowed Original approval will remain in effect while the revision approval is being processed. Approved revisions will be noted on the BCIS by an R1, R2, etc. following the original FL number. Example FL1234 revised the first time will be noted as FL1234- R1.

51 50 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Commission approved Certification Agencies are also approved as Quality Assurance entities for products covered by their Certification Program.

52 51 What’s New Overview of Rule 9B Incomplete Product Approval or Entity Applications. Any Application that has no activity or is not complete within 180 days from the date of initial filing shall be revoked.

53 52 What’s New Overview of SB 442 Local Product Approval (S. 19) Product or systems of construction must demonstrate compliance with the structural windload requirements of the Florida Building Code through one of the following methods: (a) A certification mark, listing, or label from a commission-approved certification agency indicting that the product complies with the Code. (b) A test report from a commission-approved testing lab indicating that the product tested complies with the Code. (c) A product-evaluation report from a commission-approved product evaluation entity indicating that the product complies with the Code. (d) A product-evaluation report from a Florida professional engineer or Florida registered architect indicting that the product complies with the Code. (e) A statewide product approval issued by the Florida Building Commission.

54 53 What’s New Overview of SB 442 Local Product Approval (S. 19) Certification of independence from the product manufacturer is required for the following methods: test report and evaluation reports. Products demonstrating compliance shall be manufactured under a QA program audited by an approved QA entity. Products bearing a certification mark or listing or label by an approved certification agency require no further documentation to establish compliance.

55 54 What’s New Overview of SB 442 Local Product Approval (S. 19) Local building officials may accept modifications to products or their installations provided sufficient evidence is submitted to the local building official to demonstrate compliance with the Code or the intent of the Code, including such evidence as certifications from a Florida Registered Architect or Florida Professional Engineer. Upon review of the compliance documentation, and a finding that the product complies with the Code, the authority having jurisdiction or a local building official must deem the product approved for use in accordance with its approval and limitation of use.

56 55 What’s New Overview of SB 442 Local Product Approval (S. 19) Approval must be valid until such time as the product changes and decreases in performance; the standards of the code change, requiring increased performance; or the approval is other-wise suspended or revoked. Change to the code do not void the approval of products previously installed in existing buildings if such products met building code. Eliminate the mandatory check list required for local product approval. Eliminate the application form and use the criteria currently in the form as a list of minimum criteria required for product approval.

57 56 A Presentation By: Mo Madani Planning Manager Phone:(850) Fax:(850)


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