TSG Building Code 2023 Series: Combined Segments to Date

Welcome to segment 2 of our "Building Code 2023: Stay Ahead" series. Total Solutions Group remains your reliable partner as we explore the significant changes in the 8th Edition (2023) Florida Building Code, effective December 31, 2023.

In this segment, we'll discuss the key changes from Chapter 3:

  1. R310.2.2 Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
  2. R312.2.1 Windowsills Opening Height

Thank you for choosing Total Solutions Group as your dedicated partner in navigating these changes.

Best regards,

Mike Keesee & Carl Brown

TSG Founders

R310.2.2 Minimum Dimension

The minimum net clear opening height dimension shall be 24 inches (610 mm). The minimum net clear opening width dimension shall be 20 inches (508 mm). The net clear opening dimensions shall be the result of normal operation of the opening.

R312.2.1 Window sills opening height

In dwelling units, where the bottom of the clear opening of an operable window opening is located less than 24 inches (610 mm) above the finished floor and greater than 72 inches (1829 mm) above the finished grade or other surface below on the exterior of the building, the operable window shall comply with one of the following:

  1. Operable windows with openings that will not allow a 4-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere to pass through the opening where the opening is in its largest opened position.
  2. Operable windows that are provided with window fall prevention devices that comply with ASTM F2090.
  3. Operable windows that are provided with window opening control devices that comply with Section R312.2.2.

Florida Residential Code 2023

Link to Chapter 3

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