Glass in Handrails and Guards – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

2407.1 Materials. Glass used in a handrail, guardrail or guard section shall be laminated glass constructed of fully tempered or heat-strengthened glass and shall comply with Category II or CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 or Class A of ANSI Z97.1. Glazing in railing in-fill panels shall be of an approved safety glazing … Continue readingGlass in Handrails and Guards – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

Loads on Handrails and Guards – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

607.8.1 Handrails and guards. Handrails and guards shall be designed to resist a linear load of 50 pounds per linear foot (plf) (0.73 kN/m) in accordance with Section 4.5.1 of ASCE 7. Glass handrail assemblies and guards shall also comply with Section 2407. Exceptions: 1.For one- and two-family dwellings, only the … Continue readingLoads on Handrails and Guards – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

Guards – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

1015.1 General. Guards shall comply with the provisions of Sections 1015.2 through 1015.7. Operable windows with sills located more than 72 inches (1829 mm) above finished grade or other surface below shall comply with Section 1015.8. 1015.2 Where required. Guards shall be located along open-sided walking surfaces, including mezzanines, equipment platforms, aisles, stairs, ramps and landings that … Continue readingGuards – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

Handrails – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

SECTION 1014 HANDRAILS 1014.1 Where required. Handrails serving flights of stairways, ramps, stepped aisles and ramped aisles shall be adequate in strength and attachment in accordance with Section 1607.8. Handrails required for flights of stairways by Section 1011.11 shall comply with Sections 1014.2 through 1014.9. Handrails required for ramps by Section 1012.8 shall comply with Sections 1014.2 through 1014.8. Handrails for stepped aisles and ramped aisles required by Section 1029.16 shall comply with Sections 1014.2 through 1014.8. 1014.2 Height. Handrail height, measured above stair tread nosings, or … Continue readingHandrails – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

Doors, Gates and Turnstiles – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

SECTION 1010 DOORS, GATES AND TURNSTILES 1010.1 Doors. Means of egress doors shall meet the requirements of this section. Doors serving a means of egress system shall meet the requirements of this section and Section 1022.2. Doors provided for egress purposes in numbers greater than required by this code … Continue readingDoors, Gates and Turnstiles – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

Residential swimming barrier requirement – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

R4501.17 Residential swimming barrier requirement. Residential swimming pools shall comply with Sections R4501.17.1 through R4501.17.3. Exception: A swimming pool with an approved safety pool cover complying with ASTM F1346. R4502.17.1 Outdoor swimming pools. Outdoor swimming pools shall be provided with a barrier complying with R4501.17.1.1 through R4501.17.1.14. R4501.17.1.1 The top of … Continue readingResidential swimming barrier requirement – Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)