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This book is approved by the Florida Building Commission and is the referenced design guide in the 2017 Florida Building Code. (This should not be used for testing purposes. Please visit this page for student guide information.)
The 2014 Florida Building Code, both Building and Residential volumes, have provisions stating that the AAF Guide:
“SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS CONFORMING TO ACCEPTED ENGINEERING PRACTICES.“
This design guide is a prescriptive design method which, by Florida Statute 489.113(9), does not require the involvement of a professional engineer in order to design one of the structures covered by the guide.
With the exception of the wood framed utility shed, these are aluminum framed structures and these sections include:
For a one-time investment, you can have a design reference alternative with no additional per job fees or design costs and no mandatory continuing education classes for the next 3 1/2 years.
• The full 2014 AAF Guide (as approved by the Florida Building Commission and has been be adopted by reference into the 2010 Florida Building Code, including the HVHZ zone).
Printed version only – there is no electronic version at this time.
Choose one of the links below to purchase the guide, or click here to download the order form.
AAF Members – click here
Non Members – click here
Building Departments – click here