What laws apply to construction, and what are the load design criteria?
Construction must conform to standards adopted the City of New Smyrna Beach and the State of Florida.
2020 Florida Building Code
2020 Florida Residential Code
2020 Florida Mechanical Code
2020 Florida Plumbing Code
2020 Florida Gas Code
2020 Florida Fire Prevention Code
2017 National Electrical Code
City of New Smyrna Beach Code of Ordinances
City of New Smyrna Beach Comprehensive Plan
All State and Federal regulations
What are the load design criteria?
Category I (Accessory structures):130 mph. Wind exposure is site specific
Category II (Most residential commercial and industrial buildings):140 mph wind exposure on beachside and on the mainland between Riverside Drive and the railroad tracks to the west and between Smith and 10th streets to the south.
130 mph wind exposure on the remaining mainland.
Category III (Theaters, lecture halls, healthcare facilities and similar assembly uses) 150 mph. Wind exposure is site specific.
Category IV (Hospitals, police stations, fire stations, emergency communication centers and similar facilities) 150 mph. Wind exposure is site specific.
Wind borne debris area (Windows and doors require protection): 140 mph and over wind exposure