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The Florida Statutes

The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 235
Educational Facilities
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Section 235.017, Florida Statutes 2001

235.017  Boards to ensure that facilities comply with building codes and life safety codes.--

(1)  Boards shall ensure that all new construction, renovation, remodeling, day labor, and maintenance projects conform to the State Uniform Building Code for Public Educational Facilities Construction or, where applicable as authorized in other sections of law, other building codes, and life safety codes.

(2)  Boards may provide compliance as follows:

(a)  Boards or consortia may individually or cooperatively provide review services under the insurance risk management oversight through the use of board employees or consortia employees, registered pursuant to chapter 471 or chapter 481.

(b)  Boards may elect to review construction documents using their own employees registered pursuant to chapter 471 or chapter 481.

(c)  Boards may submit phase III construction documents for review to the department.

(d)  Boards or consortia may contract for plan review services directly with engineers and architects registered pursuant to chapter 471 or chapter 481.

(3)  The Department of Management Services may, upon request, provide facilities services for the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. As used in this section, the term "facilities services" means project management, code and design plan review, and code compliance inspection for projects as defined in s. 287.017(1)(e).

History.--s. 3, ch. 95-269; s. 15, ch. 97-384; s. 2, ch. 99-280; s. 1, ch. 2001-283.

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