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Light-Frame Truss-Type Construction Placards

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Florida Statute, section 633.027 and Florida Administrative Code 69A-60.0081, require the owner of any commercial, industrial, or multi-unit residential structure of three units or more, constructed of light-frame truss-type construction to install a symbol adopted by rule 69A-60.0081 of the Florida Administrative Code. “Light-frame truss-type construction” means a type of construction whose primary structural elements are formed by a system of repetitive wood or light gauge steel framing members. 

This rule establishes the dimensions, color, and location of the symbol to be applied to every applicable structure that is constructed of light-frame truss-type construction. The symbols have been required to be installed on all applicable buildings since March 20, 2010.

The symbols must be installed within 24 inches of the left side of the main entrance to the facility. It must be located between 4 feet and 6 feet above grade, walking surface, or finished floor. Depending on the number of main entrances and their locations, additional symbols may be required.

Where the owner of the structure and the Lakeland Fire Department disagree as to the use of light-frame truss-type construction within the structure, the owner shall be granted no more than 45 days to provide written verification from a licensed engineer or licensed architect, otherwise, the owner shall comply with the rule.