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Significant Code Changes - 2020 FBC7 documents

  • 2020 FBC - Buildings
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  • 2020 FBC - Residential
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  • 2020 FBC - Energy
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  • FBC 2020 - Significant Commercial and Residential Provision Changes - Energy Conservation Volume
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  • Wind Loads - Impacts from ASCE 7-16
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  • Roofing Requirements - 2020 FBC Building, Residential, and Existing Building
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  • NEC 2017
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Codes Enforced by the Building Division8 documents

  • 2017 (6th Edition) Florida Building Codes (FBC)
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    Effective for permits with application dates between December 31, 2017 and December 30, 2020
  • 2020 (7th Edition) Florida Building Codes (FBC)
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    Effective for permits with application dates on or after December 31, 2020
  • Cape Coral Code of Ordinances
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  • Cape Coral Land Development Code (LDC)
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  • Cape Coral Engineering Design Standards (EDS)
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  • Florida Statutes (FS)
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  • Federal Floodplain Management Ordinance (Article 9 of the LDC)
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  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
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Floodplain Management32 documents

Building and Construction Information14 documents

  • Above the Flood: Elevating your Floodprone House
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    FEMA-347 / May 2000
  • Coastal Construction Manual
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    FEMA P-55 / Volume II / August 2011
  • Elevated Residential Structures
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    FEMA 54 / March 1984
  • Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting Brochure
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    FEMA L-235 / December 2009
  • Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting Manual
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    FEMA P-312, 3rd Edition / June 2014
  • Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction
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    FEMA P-499 / December 2010
  • Mitigation of Flood & Erosion Damage to Res. Buildings in Coastal Areas
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    FEMA 257 / October 1994
  • Post-disaster Building Safety Elevation Guidance
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    FEMA P-2055 / November 2019
  • Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage
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    FEMA P-348, Edition 2 / February 2017
  • Protecting Floodplain Resources
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    FEMA 268, 2nd Edition / June 1996
  • Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards
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    FEMA P-85, Second Edition / November 2009
  • Protect Wells from Contamination by Flooding
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    FEMA / April 2008
  • Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding
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    FEMA 511 / June 2005
  • Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference
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    FEMA P-758 / May 2010

Elevation Certificate3 documents

  • How to Fill out Section A
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  • How to Fill out Section B
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  • How to Fill out Sections C & D
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Flood Insurance Information10 documents

  • Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program
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    FEMA F-084 / March 2011
  • Benefits of Flood Insurance vs Disaster Assistance
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    FEMA F-217 / November 2012
  • Coastal Barrier Resources Act Fact Sheet
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    FEMA / 2011
  • Myths and Facts About the NFIP
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    FEMA B-690 / February 2010
  • NFIP: Condominium Coverage
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    FEMA 029 / November 2019
  • NFIP: Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage
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    FEMA 301 / September 2003
  • Preferred Risk Policy for Homeowners and Renters
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    FEMA F-436 / October 2017
  • Preferred Risk Policy for Businesses
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    FEMA F-437 / June 2017
  • Questions and Answers About Flood Insurance for Real Estate Professionals
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    FEMA F-435 / October 2017
  • Top Ten NFIP Facts for Consumers
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    FEMA F-301 / December 2013

Local Publications5 documents

  • Florida Division of Emergency Management Quick Guide
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    FDEM / 2017
  • Lee County All Hazards Guide
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    2020
  • Lee County Flood Insurance Study
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  • Lee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
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    December 14, 2018
  • Lee County Joint Unified Local Mitigation Strategy
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    LMS2017

Codes Enforced by the Fire Department3 documents

  • Florida Fire Prevention Code 7th Edition (2020)
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  • NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2018
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  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2018
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Referenced Standards7 documents

  • Florida High Wind Tile Installation 6th Edition Effective 12/31/2020
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  • ACI - American Concrete Institute
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  • AWPA - American Wood Protection Association
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  • CPSC Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools
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  • FDOH - Florida Department of Health (Public Swimming Pools)
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  • NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (2017)
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  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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Other Resources7 documents

  • CapeIMS (City of Cape Coral Geographical Information System (GIS))
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    Check zoning, eagle zones, flood zones, and more
  • Consumer Pamphlet: Building a Home
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  • Florida Building Commission
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  • Florida Building Code Effective Dates
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  • 2020 FBC Wind Map (Category II, Single-family homes and many non-residential structures, see 2020 FBC-B TABLE 1604.5)
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  • ATC Hazards By Location (Wind Speed Calculator-Most Buildings are Category II)
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  • Occupancy Classification and Use Designation in NFPA 101 and FBC
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