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Gerard Sanchis (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 05:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

We work on the West Coast and have been asked to provide a German window manufacturer with criteria for windows (and possibly glazed doors if applicable) for the Miam/Dade county(ies?) code.

Where would we find these criteria without having to buy the entire code?

By the way the project is in Anguilla one of the lesser Antilles.
Doug Brinley AIA CSI CDT CCS
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Post Number: 152
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 07:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

You could try another window manufacturer's webpage:


That testing is relatively difficult and expensive (especially since changes to their design will probably be necessary). Perhaps they should buy PGT Industries product and put their own 'made by (German manufacturer)' sticker on it!
Ron Beard CCS
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Username: rm_beard_ccs

Post Number: 98
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 07:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Having many projects in high wind areas over the years, as far south as Key West, I would start [and finish] with Florida’s Best Window’s. There products, including large window and door units, are approved by Miami Dade Building Code Compliance Department and the Florida Building Code for both large and small missile impact loads. Their webs ite is www.floridasbestwindow.com.

Spec info can be quickly downloaded at www.arcat.com/redir.cfm?loc=www.floridasbestwindow.com&id=36073.

Gerard Sanchis (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 01:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Thank you for the information.
John Bunzick, CCS, CCCA
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Username: bunzick

Post Number: 455
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 08:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I would suggest you get the code and study it. The new code is based upon the IBC, so it's structure is familiar, but if you want to be sure that you have the criteria correct, there's no substitution for the code analysis.
Leon Ruch, RA, CSI, CCS (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

The Florida Building Code is available online at http://www2.iccsafe.org/states/2004_florida_codes/

The High-Velocity Hurricane Zone is the portion applicable to Broward and Dade counties.

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