info on ADA and up coming Energy codes

For those that are interested:

Be prepared for new code regulations - effective date is March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Hatfield, FSPA Government Relations Consultant

As previously reported, the 2010 Florida Building Code and the 2010 Accessibility Code will go into effect on March 15, 2012. These changes include new pool and spa energy requirements, existing pool and spa requirements, and new accessibility requirements. In order to be prepared for these changes the following is highly recommended:

  • Go to and review under the Government Relations page information on these new requirements - Q&A’s on both the energy changes and accessibility changes are available, as well as other documents.

  • Attend CE courses on these subjects at the Orlando Pool & Spa Show being held Feb 24-25

  • Purchase the 2010 Code books by going through the Building Officials Association of Florida, you can contact them direct or find information on their website:

  • Purchase the new APSP-15 Energy Efficiency Standard and any other standards you may not currently have, but that are required via the Code by contacting FSPA.

Following these steps will ensure your business is ready for March 15, resulting in less headaches and project delays come the Spring!

CILB meeting

The next Construction Industry Licensing Board meeting is January 11-13 at the Embassy Suites Orlando in Altamonte Springs.

Find the agenda and other meeting dates at](

From an FSPA news letter I receive.