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By Order of the Governor

Here is the Executive Order just executed by Governor Rick Scott suspending certain statutes, rules and orders due to Hurricane Irma.  Governor's EO Also, he has suspended all government state travel for conferences.  As government employees are an integral part of our conferences, both as instructors and panelists as well as registrants, I will be [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on By Order of the Governor

Conference Update

The AFSA-FL Fall Conference was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. We are currently working to reschedule the conference to a new date and time. All registrations will automatically transfer; you will not have to re-register and you will receive event reminder emails. Should the new date not work with your schedule, your registration will transfer [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Conference Update

Digital Wrap Conference hosted by ServiceTrade

ServiceTrade, one of our favorite PIEs, is hosting the Digital Wrap Conference in November on Isle of Palms (near Charleston, SC) on November 5-7. "We'd like to offer your members our lowest registration rate of $600 per person. The coupon code AFSA will get them A $150 discount off the regular rate of $750 at [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Digital Wrap Conference hosted by ServiceTrade

Footage shows fire climbing up the 86-storey The Torch, a residential building popular with expats in Dubai

Wealthy residents of Dubai's Torch Tower have revealed how they fled from the burning 1,100ft building in just ten minutes thanks to its smoke free escape routes - in stark contrast to victims of London's Grenfell Tower disaster. Fire 'spread rapidly' through one of the world's tallest residential towers sparking panic among terrified residents - [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Footage shows fire climbing up the 86-storey The Torch, a residential building popular with expats in Dubai

BOAF Calls for Veto of House Bill 1021

Sanford, Fla., June 21, 2017 – The Building Officials Association of Florida have asked Governor Rick Scott to veto House Bill 1021. Building Officials, building inspectors, plans examiners, and building code compliance professionals across the state of Florida have asked Governor Scott to veto a bill that would drastically change the way the Florida Building Code [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Codes & Standards, Industry, Legislative, News & Updates|Comments Off on BOAF Calls for Veto of House Bill 1021

NFPA News Release Regarding Grenfell Tower

NFPA President Jim Pauley addresses Grenfell Tower fire as evidence of shortfalls in addressing today’s global fire problem   June 21, 2017 – In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where 79 people died or are presumed dead and many more were injured, serious concerns and questions around flammability of exterior cladding, the [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|Comments Off on NFPA News Release Regarding Grenfell Tower

Legislation would make major changes to Florida’s building code

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Legislation making major alterations to Florida’s building code got bundled with more than a dozen other changes in construction law this past session. Now, a coalition of building officials and people tied to the insurance industry fear the legislation could lead to a patchwork of requirements and higher insurance costs. When Hurricane [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Legislative, News & Updates|Comments Off on Legislation would make major changes to Florida’s building code

AFSA FL unites in support of the statement issued by the IFSA

LONDON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grenfell Tower residential high-rise fire that killed at least twelve (12) residents on June 14th and injured more than 70 others reinforces the need for fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings including the retrofit of these existing fire hazards. While all the details of the fire tragedy are not [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|Comments Off on AFSA FL unites in support of the statement issued by the IFSA

AFSA-FL is proud to support the Build Tampa Bay Foundation

The Build Tampa Bay Foundation was established to encourage high school students to explore career opportunities in construction-related fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the skilled worker shortage is expected to grow to 1.6 million workers in the construction industry by 2022. Moreover, more than four out of five Associated Builders and [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|Comments Off on AFSA-FL is proud to support the Build Tampa Bay Foundation

CPVC Manufacturers Product Update

Florida Lawsuit seeking Class Action status has been dismissed You may be aware of a recent federal lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a class of Florida condo associations and building owners, against many members of the fire sprinkler industry, alleging BlazeMaster® pipe defects. As you will recall, the plaintiff’s counsel made several predictions [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on CPVC Manufacturers Product Update