Florida Building Code and Standards
Between 1989 and 1995 the former Department of Community Affairs ( now within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation - DBPR) developed standards for radon resistant new construction and the mitigation of radon in existing structures. The standards for radon resistant new construction are divided into two categories: residential and large building. The residential standard is for single family homes and duplexes. The large building standard applies to all other construction. The standards are applied according to the DBPR Radon Protection Maps. These maps identify areas in the state where additional radon resistant construction features in new construction are recommended. Currently these standards are voluntary. It would take a majority of the building permit issuing agencies in any county to adopt them for the standards to become a require code within that county.
Radon Resistant Construction Standards (s. 553.98 FS):
The Florida Standards for Radon-Resistant New Construction are
currently included as appendixes of the
Building Code. Department of Business and Professional
Regulation as a HTML documents
or as a PDF files. The PDF file provides you with the same format
as we mail to people. Please note that these are not official copies
of the Standards. Those are only available from the Department of
Business and Professional Regulation, Bureau of Administrative Code at (850) 487-1824.
The residential standard includes, as an attachment, Design Guidance For Residential Active Radon Control Systems. The residential standard is included the Florida Administrative Code, 9B-3, by reference. This standard should be applied according to the DBPR Radon Protection Map.
The large building standard is included in Florida Administrative Code, 9B-3, by reference. This standard should be applied according to the DBPR Large Building Radon Protection Map.
Florida Standard for Mitigation of Radon in Existing Buildings- All radon mitigation businesses are required to follow this standard:
This is a list of construction contractors that have attended the Department of Health's sponsored Florida Homebuilders Association trainings. These trainings are awareness courses on the radon resistant new construction (RRNC) techniques of the Florida Statewide Building Code.