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Advanced FBC Fenestration Mitigation

Hours: 2 HSW/Advanced



This course is an in depth study of the fenestration and opening protection provisions of the Florida Building Code-Building, 5th Edition (2014).


This course is intended to familiarize licensed construction industry professionals such as architects, building officials, plans examiners, code inspectors, contractors, engineers, and interior designers, about the Florida Building Code-Building, 5th Edition. (2014).This course will address the different options within the Florida Building Code-Residential, 5th Edition (2014) that is currently available for mitigation to protect homes and families. The course begins with an explanation of what mitigation is, and dispels the different interpretations that the general public has concerning the mitigation definition. A thorough explanation of all the testing methods and label requirements used by the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) will be given. The wind-borne debris provisions within the code will be discussed, along with the ASCE 7-10 maps depicting where this is required. All the wind-borne debris choices available by code, along with advantages and disadvantages of each will be explored. Caution will be noted as to what to look for when reviewing either a Florida Product Approval or a Miami-Dade NOA. As “energy” has taken a very prominent spot due to legislation, the decisions needed to be made in order to be compliant with the current code, as well as what the future codes will require, will also be clarified.



1. Knowledge of the base code comprising the various volumes of the Code.
2. Knowledge of new and carried forward Florida Specific amendments related to fenestration.
3. Familiarity with significant changes to the code to include structural and energy changes.
4. Knowledge that the choices of fenestration mitigation products are critical to the survival of a
building during a catastrophic event, or just everyday security protection.

Online Course: $200.00

DVD and Workbook: $200.00


Extra Workbook: $90.00


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All AIA Florida courses are in compliance with AIA CES guidelines, which states that all courses must be updated every three years. Additionally, all Advanced FBC courses are in compliance with the Florida Building Commission, which states the course is valid for two years, and can renewed only if there are no codes changes. Courses purchased through AIA Florida should be completed and submitted for credit within the allotted timeframes. No refunds or transfers will be granted for expired courses.

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