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The Purpose for the Florida Building Code

Quiz Questions

1. This chapter “Administration” is largely concerned with maintaining “due process of law” in enforcing the building performance criteria contained in the body of the code.
2. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to safe guard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
3. The provisions of the Florida Building Code,________ shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water or sew age system and all aspects of a medical gas system.
Fuel Gas
4. FACBC is abbreviated as _____________________________.
Florida Access Code for Building Construction
Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction
5. FFPC is abbreviated as ____________________________.
Florida Fuel Prevention Code
Florida Fire Prevention Code
6. (Section 102.7) _____________of an existing manufactured building does not constitute an alteration.
7. (Section 105.1.2) The work performed in accordance with an annual permit must be inspected by the________, so it is necessary to know the location of such work and when it was performed.
Resident of Florida
Resident of Texas
Building official
8. Section 104 talks about ______________________.
Construction documents
Duties and powers of the building official
9. The construction documents shall be pre pared by a design professional as required by the statutes.
10. Shop drawings for the fire protection system(s) should be submitted to indicate conformance with this code and the construction documents and should be approved prior to the start of system installation.
11. The examination of the documents by the building official may not include the following minimum criteria and documents: a floor plan; site plan; foundation plan; floor/roof framing; and all exterior elevations.
12. ___________________ refers to the ability of the temporary structure to resist anticipated live, environmental and dead loads.
Structural strength
Concrete strength
13. The building official is authorized to issue a permit for temporary structures and temporary uses. Such permits are limited to time of service, but shall not be permitted for more than _________days.
14. A permit will not be issued until fees authorized under Section 553.80, Florida Statutes, have been paid. Nor shall an amendment to a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, due to an increase in the estimated cost of the building, structure, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical or gas systems has been paid.
15. The _____________function is one of the most important aspects of building department operations. This section authorizes the building official to inspect the work for which a permit has been issued and re quires that the work to be inspected remain accessible to the building official until inspected and approved.
Section utilities
16. Sheathing inspection is to be done either as a part of dry-in inspection or done separately at the request of the contractor after all roof and wall sheathing and fasteners are complete.
17. Threshold building” means any building which is greater than _____________in height, or which has an assembly occupancy classification as de fined in the Florida Building Code.
Three stories or 40 feet
Three stories or 50 feet
Three stories or 60 feet
18. Upon receipt of a violation notice from the building official, all construction activities identified in the notice must immediately cease, except as expressly permitted to correct the violation.
19. Section 114 talks about ________________.
Unsafe Structures and Equipment Reserved.
Stop Work Order
20. The building official is authorized to, in writing, suspend or revoke a certificate of occupancy or completion issued under the provisions of this code wherever the certificate is issued in error, or on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or where it is determined that the building or structure or portion thereof is in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of this code.(Section110)