Analysis of Changes to the 7th Edition (2020) of the Florida Building Code
Information for this page provided by
ECF Member, Bryan Holland.
This Analysis of Changes for the 7th Edition (2020) of the Florida Building Code is intended to provide a comprehensive comparison of the provisions in the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code and the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code. The 6th Edition (2017) FBC is the base code for the 7th Edition (2020) FBC. The model code used to update the 7th Edition (2020) FBCB is the 2018 International Building Code (IBC). However, not all changes in the 2018 IBC are included in the 7th Edition (2020) FBC. As a result of changes from the 2018 IBC and Florida-specific amendments, certain provisions and criteria of the code have changed. This Analysis will serve as a useful tool to facilitate the transition to the new code.
This Analysis is not intended to replace or interpret the provisions contained in either the 6th Edition (2017)
or the 7th Edition (2020) FBC. This information simply points out the differences. The Analysis is not designed to be used without the aid of the representative code books, as all the details pertaining to a specific section may or may not be provided.
Please click on one of the categories below to view the .pdf files.
● Wind Loads – Impacts From ASCE 7-16
● Significant Changes To The Roofing Requirements in the 7th Edition (2020)
Florida Building Code – Building, Residential, and Existing Building
● Significant Commercial and Residential Provision Changes Between the 6th Edition(2017) & 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation Volumes
Special Thanks to:
Bryan P. Holland, MCP, AStd.
Senior Field Representative-Southern Region