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					BUILDING CODE MONTHLY REVIEW
                                                                                      October 2006
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?:

MOBILE HOME INSPECTION POLICY:
The items listed below are those required to be inspected by the building code division pursuant to Florida
Statute 320.8285, and the rules established by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,
[Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 15C-1 and 15C-2]. Manufactured/mobile homes set-up are
subject to the aforementioned standards only, and are not required to meet Florida Building Code requirements

Onsite Inspection:

    •   Permit and approved plans onsite and available to inspector.
    •   Access to the manufactured home interior to allow data sheet inspection.
    •   Installers label attached to outside of manufactured home.
    •   Site grading under the home are completed in accordance with FAC 15C-1.0102(3).
    •   Setup anchoring, strapping and blocking, and per the approved plans, manufacturers installation
        instructions and FAC 15C-1 and 15C-2.
    •   Connection to electric service.
    •   Sewer piping with accessible cleanout connected to septic or sanitary sewer system.
    •   Potable water connection with accessible check valve and shut-off valve.
    •   House numbers must be on the manufactured home.

Please note that other agencies may require additional inspections such as driveway, lot drainage, environmental
health, etc. Structural additions and accessory structures such as carports, sunrooms and sheds are required to
be constructed in compliance with the Florida Building Code in accordance with FAC 15C-2.0072(6).


NEW BUILDING OFFICIAL:
On September 25, 2006, Michael McCaughin was appointed the new Chief Building Official of Brevard
County.
BLOCK PERMITS WILL BE DISCONTINUED

Due the impending changes of the permitting software used by Building Code to process building permits, we
will be unable to issue block building permits beginning November 1, 2006. All block permits that have been
issued prior to November 1, 2006, must be used by December 31, 2006.

Contractors may use the on-line permitting to apply for building permits for residential HVAC, re-roof permits
(without gas vents) and pool resurfaces. We will be expanding our on-line permitting in the future to include
other types of minor permits. The web site to apply for these permits is
http://www.brevardcounty.us/onestop/home/online-permit.cfm.

If you have any questions please contact our office at 321-633-2072.



PERMITTED CONSTRUCTION PLAN REVISIONS:
Beginning Monday, October 2, 2006, inspection holds will no longer be placed on building permits when
construction plan revisions are submitted. This will enable the contractors to continue construction while the
revised plans are being reviewed. When the revised plans have been approved, it is the contractor’s
responsibility to ensure that an approved copy is available at the site.

Plot plan revisions will still be placed on inspection hold until all required agencies have completed their review
of the plot plan revision, then inspection hold can be released.




2005 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE:
On December 8, 2006, the 2005 National Electrical Code will become effective. Any plans and permit
applications submitted after that date must comply with the new code.




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
August Permit Information:                               August Applications Reviewed:
                                         Year to Date
Permits Issued                   1,027         11,650                        Residential   Commercial   Year to Date
Single Family Homes                  61            874   Plans Examiners        886          108           11,170
Certificate of Occupancy            214          1,714   Natural Resources      212           44            2,928
Inspections                      3,923         36,995
Housing Violations Opened           105            807
                                                         Zoning                 543           77            5,623
Housing Violations Closed            78            943   Concurrency             98           35            1,224
Revisions/holds                     277         2,794    Driveway               187           23            3,677
Telephone calls                  8 ,000       70,000*    Landscape               67            0            1,058
Documents Scanned              111,736        538,840    Lot Drainage           145            0            1,827
Public Records Request              108          1,043   Impact Assessment      886          108            6,844
Customers served at our counter 1,926          16,176
 *figures approximate based on 400 calls per day




Permit Activity History:
Comparison of 2006 permits issued year to date with permits issued in 2004 2005
       3000

       2000                                                                                             2006
                                                                                                        2005
       1000                                                                                             2004
           0
               JAN    FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC

        2006 1368 1391 1615 1732 1395 1751 1334 1391 1027
        2005 2037 2121 2254 2117 2159 1980 1649 1787 1313 1227 1568 1228
        2004 1002 1155 1364 1247 1237 1363 1203 1192 1078 1900 1863 1657
Construction Value Comparison:
                                                                      Construction Values

 100,000,000
                                                                                                                                                      2006
  50,000,000                                                                                                                                          2005
                                                                                                                                                      2004
             0
                   JAN        FEB        MAR       APRIL       MAY       JUNE       JULY       AUG        SEPT        OCT       NOV        DEC
           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
           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 66,830,984 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




Single Family Home Comparison:
                                                            NEW SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

    250
    200
                                                                                                                                                      2006
    150
                                                                                                                                                      2005
    100
                                                                                                                                                      2004
      50
       0
                 JAN      FEB        MAR       APRIL       MAY       JUNE        JULY       AUG        SEPT          OCT     NOV        DEC
     2006        136       105        115        120        142        123         94         72         61
     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