Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lightweight Truss Rule



Florida State Statute 633.027  Buildings with light-frame truss-type construction; notice requirements; enforcement.–

(1)  The owner of any commercial or industrial structure, or any multiunit residential structure of three units or more, that uses light-frame truss-type construction shall mark the structure with a sign or symbol approved by the State Fire Marshal in a manner sufficient to warn persons conducting fire control and other emergency operations of the existence of light-frame truss-type construction in the structure.

69A-60.0081 Notice Required for Structures With Light-frame Truss-type Construction.


(1) Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to require the placement of an identifying symbol on structures constructed with a light-frame truss component in a manner sufficient to warn persons conducting fire control and other emergency operations of the existence of light-frame truss-type construction in the structure.

Light-frame truss-type construction: a type of construction whose primary structural elements are formed by a system of repetitive wood or light gauge steel framing members. (69A-3.012)


Approved symbol: a Maltese Cross measuring 8 inches horizontally and 8 inches vertically, of a bright red reflective color (69A-3.012)


Symbol Mounting Instructions


1.) Symbol to be mounted on the face of the structure within 24 in., left of main entry door.


2.) Symbol shall be mounted no lower than 4’ and no higher than 6’.


3.) In multi tenant structures, symbol shall be place at one end, and at 100’ intervals (or at both ends of structure if less than 100’).

Available from:

Local vendor (Southeast Florida):

Signs In A Flash  [772-692-2323]

Online:

AllFloridaTrussSigns.com [800-874-7002]

Freefiresigns.com [321-206-9209]