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- About Door Product Pressure Ratings and Water Infiltration
- What are Limitations of Small & Large Missile Impact Designs?
- Can you substitute spacers for insulating glass units (IGU)?
- Test Laboratories
- 2020 FBC Product Evaluation Updates
- Proof Florida Product Approvals and NOA’s Don’t Require The Original Engineering Seal
- Technical Evaluation Report – TER – Types of Product Evaluations Typically Performed By Engineering Express
- Florida Statewide Approvals (FSA) – Quality Assurance and Validator Requirements
- Starter List in Evaluating Your Building Component For Product Approvals & TER’s
- PRODUCT APPROVALS ARE NOT ALWAYS REQUIRED! HERE’S WHY:
- Is a large missile impact window or door automatically approved for small missile impact?
- Miami Dade NOA Revision vs Renewal & Fees Explained
- When is an Engineer Seal Required, Why Do We Write ‘Draft’ on Unsealed Work, And About Digital Seals
- Case Study: Phantom Screens – Is a Florida Product Approval Required?
- What are porosity and closure angles when defining a porous building opening?
- Can a Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer Deny The Use of a TER or Master Plan Sheet?
- When is a Miami Dade NOA or FL Product Approval required, and how do TER’s & Master Plans Fit In?
- What do I do if a TER or Master Plan isn’t enough for a permit?
- How do I get a Certified TER or Master Plan Sheet?
- What doesn’t a TER or Master Plan Sheet do?
- What is a TER and how is it used for permitting?
- Can an engineer design alternate anchorage for a Florida product approval or other product evaluation?
- How do I calculate the effective opening area on window or door products? – What opening area should be used for wind pressure determination on a multi-panel product?
- What are the requirements for using ASTM Missile Level E in Florida (2021 updated)?
- Should a professional utilize the ASD (“Allowable Stress Design”) method or the LRFD (“Load Resistance Factored Design”) method when calculating the required wind pressure for use with tested / approved systems?