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Sarasota County School Construction must comply with the state’s minimum building code, which is now the new Florida Building Code.  This code went into effect March 1, 2002.  All projects submitted for permit application will comply with the new Florida Building Code.

In addition to compliance with the state minimum building code & NFPA life safety codes, educational facilities must comply with the following:
  1. Rule 6-2 and SREF
  2. FEMA
  3. Florida Statutes and State Rules
  4. Accessibility Requirements for Children’s Environments
  5. Handbook for Public Playground Safety
  6. ANSI Z53.1 (Color Code for Marking Physical Hazards)
  7. ASCE 7-98
  8. Life Cycle Cost Guidelines for Materials and Buildings for Florida’s Public Education Facilities.
  9. Florida Fire Prevention Code

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Construction Services Department
Charles E. Collins, Director
7895 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida 34240
Phone (941) 361-6680 Fax (941) 361-6684

 Last modified: 12/12/07