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					BUILDING CODE MONTHLY REVIEW
                                                                                         October 2008
The Brevard County Building Code Monthly Review discusses issues of interest, including new code information and a
brief status of the permit activity for the unincorporated area of Brevard County. Additional information and complete
documents are available at our web site at http://www.brevardcounty.us/buildingcode/home/


What’s New?

FLORIDA BUILDING CODE:
The Florida Building Commission voted on September 15 to extend the effective date of the 2007 Florida
Building Codes to March 1, 2009.

This decision was to accommodate the cancellation of the August commission meeting due to Topical Storm
Fay.



ADDRESS NUMBERS:
In the interest of the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens and inhabitants of the county,
Brevard County Code of Ordinance, Section 22-315, requires the posting of address numbers.

   (1) The building (address) number shall be affixed to the front of the building, in such a manner so as to
       be clearly visible and legible from the public or private way on which the building fronts. If the
       building is not clearly visible and the number not legible from the public or private way, an
       additional building number must be placed in a manner easily visible from a public or private way.
   (2) Numerals shall be Arabic and shall not be less than three inches in height and one-half inch in
       width.
   (3) The numerals shall be of a contrasting color with the immediate background of the building or
       structure on which the numerals are affixed.

Building Code inspectors, as part of their normal permit inspections, will be checking to ensure address
numbers are posted.

If you have any questions regarding the posting of address numbers please contact Address Assignment at 321-
633-2061.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

The Brevard County Building and Construction Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations
concerning such codes, ordinances and resolutions which may potentially impact the building construction
industry in Brevard County to the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida. The
Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Space Coast Room at the Brevard
County Government Center. The meetings are open to the public.

Fran Wales, Chairman, District 5
Michael Myjak, District 1
Franck Kaiser, District 2
Ed Fleis, District 3
Anita Cragg, District 3
Ralph Durham, District 4

The next meeting date is October 8, 2008. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the BCAC web page
http://www.brevardcounty.us/buildingcode/home/BCACMeeting.cfm prior to the meeting.

If you require additional information, please contact our office at (321) 633-2072.



ELECTRICAL CODE COMMITTEE:

The Building Officials Association of Brevard County Electrical Code Committee meets on the first Wednesday
of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Terry Talbert at 321-633-2072.




Permit Activity:
 September Permit Information:
                                       Month      Year to Date
 Permits Issued                        1,045             7,381
 Single Family Homes                      20               259
 Multifamily Units                         6               138
 Inspections                           1,843            14,966
 Documents Scanned                     42,763          658,191
 Public Records Request                    76              826
 Customers served at our counter        1,364           12,170
 Business Tax Reviews                      78              599
Permit Activity History:
Comparison of 2008 permits issued year to date with permits issued in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007

                                      NUMBER OF PERMITS ISSUED
   3,000


   2,000


   1,000


       0
             JAN     FEB     MAR     APR     MAY     JUNE    JULY    AUG     SEPT    OCT     NOV     DEC
     2008    697     776     882     814     902     905     802     618     1,045
     2007    950     978     848     967     1,104   1,165   1,153   1,046   1,000   738     686     552
     2006    1,368   1,391   1,615   1,732   1,395   1,751   1,334   1,391   1,027   1,064   772     718
     2005    2,037   2,121   2,254   2,117   2,159   1,980   1,649   1,787   1,313   1,227   1,568   1,228
     2004    1,002   1,155   1,364   1,247   1,237   1,363   1,203   1,192   1,078   1,900   1,863   1,657




Single Family Home Comparison:
                                        NEW SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
       250

       200
       150

       100
        50

         0
              JAN    FEB     MAR     APR     MAY     JUNE    JULY    AUG     SEPT    OCT     NOV     DEC
      2008     28     18      29      44      31      35      41      13      20
      2007     66     48      45      42      48      54      62      42      58      29      16      23
      2006    136     105     115     120     142     123     94      72      61      59      74      44
      2005    144     152     155     162     162     160     158    185     162     197     161     127
      2004    196     229     215     171     210     204     185    207     116     150     108     103
Construction Value Comparison:

100,000,000                                           CONSTRUCTION VALUES

 75,000,000


 50,000,000


 25,000,000


         0
               JAN        FEB        MAR        APR        MAY       JUNE       JULY        AUG       SEPT        OCT        NOV        DEC
       2008 43,371,743 23,331,562 27,615,612 24,554,975 24,797,996 34,840,821 19,959,158 11,647,934 19,718,424
       2007 55,721,041 38,156,221 43,547,901 26,637,720 24,882,112 31,237,599 28,720,456 27,176,603 27,000,000 44,838,230 24,737,940 14,295,272
       2006 75,313,536 73,878,229 72,982,419 70,160,448 56,264,698 62,463,609 63,652,526 70,136,381 41,171,672 67,412,170 24,795,875 32,026,131
       2005 62,820,765 87,130,719 76,137,703 78,295,188 71,774,946 63,781,959 91,019,558 79,309,709 70,525,265 76,019,573 69,752,846 70,154,206
       2004 55,744,438 63,356,741 66,820,984 45,290,945 55,258,363 51,872,088 49,674,950 61,495,556 29,345,959 45,366,323 38,859,881 42,516,162