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NOA & FBC Approvals

Miami-Dade County, Florida, Notice of Acceptance (NOA)

Briscoe Shutters Inc manufactures Aluminum Bahama & Colonial Shutter Systems, easy installation, the simplest to open & close, with the strongest rating available. Our Decorative Shutter Systems are Florida Building Code Engineered & Certified. Our Hurricane Shutter Systems are “Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved Notice of Acceptance” BSI Approved Bahama NOA BSI’s Bahama Shutters & BSI Approved Colonial NOA BSI’s Colonial Shutters.

Miami-Dade County, Florida, Notice of Acceptance
Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved

 
  Bahama & Bahama over Colonial Shutter
    BSI Approved Bahama NOA TAS 201, 202, 203 (click NOA to open file)
 
  Colonial & Bahama over Colonial Shutter
    BSI Approved Colonial NOA TAS 201, 202, 203 (click NOA to open file)
 

 


Design Pressures
  Bahama Hurricane Shutter Systems
   
Positive   Negative
+84.7psf
 
-113.3psf
  Colonial Hurricane Shutter Systems
   
Positive   Negative
+84.7psf
 
-113.3psf
  Bahama over Colonial Hurricane Shutter Systems
   
Positive   Negative
+77psf
 
-77psf
  Lab Certifications
   

Miami-Dade County (05-1014.01), Florida Building Code (TST1527), International Building Code, AAMA, WDMA, Keystone Certifications, & Texas Department of Insurance

  Test Criteria:
   

High Velocity Hurricane Zone Shutters (HVHZ)

TAS 201 – Impact Test Procedure
TAS 202 – Uniform Static Test Procedure
TAS 203 – Cyclic Test Procedure

Florida Building Code (FBC) Test Criteria:

Non-High Velocity Hurricane Zone Shutters (HVHZ)

ASTM E1886/E1996, Impact Test Procedure
ASTM E330, Uniform Static Test Procedure
ASTM E1886/E1996, Cyclic Test Procedure

 

Fastener Criteria for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) & Non-High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Non-HVHZ) Fastener Calculations & Locations:

  Width x Height x Design Pressure (a) / Fastener Strength (b) = Total Number of Fasteners Required per Opening (c)
  a Design Pressure required Building Date: Wind Velocity (mph), Importance Factor, Exposure Category, Internal Pressure Coefficient + -, Mean Roof Height, Building Width, Building Length, Roof Slope (x:12)
  b Fastener Strength, Allowable loads equal to 25% of the average ultimate laboratory test values, Elco Construction Products Aggre-Gator Fasteners 300 Series Stainless Steel (Hex Head - 1/4" x 4” Max.), Crete-Flex Stainless Steel Masonry Screws, (Hex Head - 1/4" x 4” Max), Elco Ultracon Concrete & Masonry Anchors (Hex Head - 1/4" x 6” Max. or Hex Head – 5/16” x 6” Max.) or Equal
  c Fastener Spacing and Locations: Majority of fasteners at pressure points (hinges, hold close tabs or brackets) balance on sides (Bahama Shutters) or balance on top or bottom (Colonial Shutters), in accordance with manufactures Hurricane Shutter Shop Drawings for each size and/or opening
 
  Design Pressure Analysis of Vented Louvered Shutter (click to open)
 
 

FBC Section R4410.4 High-Velocity Hurricane Zone Storm shutter / External Protective Devices (click to open)

 
 

Test Procedure Requirements Miami-Dade Compared to FBC (click to open)

 

2010 Florida Building Code:

Test Protocol Decorative Shutters

Test Criteria                                   

  Uniform Static Test Procedure
    TAS 202 – FBC & Miami-Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)
    ASTM E330 – FBC Non-High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Non-HVHZ)
ASCE 7-10 Wind Loads – Components & Cladding
 

BSI manufactures the highest quality Florida Building Code Tested, Engineered, and Certified Decorative Shutters - Bahama Decorative Shutters (fixed & hinged), Colonial Decorative Shutters (fixed & hinged), Decorative Shutter Panels, Decorative Shutter Combinations (Bahama (fixed & hinged), Colonial, (fixed & hinged), and/or Shutter Panels), and Bahama and Colonial Security Shutters.  Design Pressures for our Decorative Shutter Systems; + 84.7 psf and – 113.3 psf

Most Building Departments or the Authority Having Jurisdiction required testing, engineering, and certification (ASCE 7-10, Wind Loads – Components and Cladding – Method 1) for all materials installed on the exterior of a structure.  BSI provides FBC Tested, Engineered & Certified documents for all of our Decorative Shutter Products, Decorative Shutters Certification & Drawings (click to open pdf)

 
BSI Decorative Shutters Design Pressure
  Bahama Decorative Shutters (fixed & hinged)

 

 
Positive   Negative
+84.7psf
 
-113.3psf
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  Colonial Decorative Shutters (fixed & hinged)
   
Positive   Negative
+84.7psf
 
-113.3psf
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  Decorative Shutter Panels
   
Positive   Negative
+84.7psf
 
-113.3psf
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  Decorative Shutter Combinations
 
Positive   Negative
+84.7psf
 
-113.3psf
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Florida Building Code Product Approved Search
  www.floridabuilding.org (click to open)
 
Decorative Shutters Fastener Calculations & Locations:
  Width x Height x Design Pressure (a) / Fastener Strength (b) = Total Number of Fasteners Required per Opening (c)
  a Design Pressure required Building Date: Wind Velocity (mph), Importance Factor, Exposure Category, Internal Pressure Coefficient + -, Mean Roof Height, Building Width, Building Length, Roof Slope (x:12)
  b Fastener Strength, Allowable loads equal to 25% of the average ultimate laboratory test values, Elco Construction Products Aggre-Gator Fasteners 300 Series Stainless Steel (Hex Head - 1/4" x 4” Max.), Crete-Flex Stainless Steel Masonry Screws, (Hex Head - 1/4" x 4” Max), Elco Ultracon Concrete & Masonry Anchors (Hex Head - 1/4" x 6” Max. or Hex Head – 5/16” x 6” Max.) or Equal
  c Fastener Locations: Hinges, Hold Close Brackets: Quantity of fasteners is governed by the design pressure, in accordance with manufactures Decorative Shutter Shop Drawings for each size and/or opening
 
  Test Procedure Requirements Miami-Dade Compared to FBC (click to open)
 
Design Pressure Analysis of Vented Louvered Shutter (click to open)
 

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