Building Code Enforcement Policy
- 12 & 15 Passenger Van Policy
- 3D Printer Policy
- Asbestos Floor Tile Policy
- Asbestos Policy
- Basic Electrical Safety Policy
- Bicycles and Other Transportation Vehicles in University Buildings
- Biohazards Medical Monitoring Policy
- Biological Waste Disposal Policy
- Building Code Enforcement Policy
- Chain Saw Safety Policy
- Compressed Gas Cylinders Condensed Safety Rules
- Compressed Gas Cylinders Use and Storage
- Confined Space Entry Policy
- Contractor Health and Safety Requirement Policy
- Dive Boat Safety Policy – Responsibilities
- Drones & Unmanned Aircraft System Policy
- Electronics Reuse/Recycle
- Fall Protection Policy
- Feral Cats & Other Wild Animals Living on Campus Policy
- Golf Cart Policy
- Hazard Communication Policy
- Hazardous Energy Control (Lock out/Tag out) Policy
- Hearing Conservation Policy
- Heat Stress Policy
- Hot Work Safety Policy
- Indoor Environmental Quality Policy
- Lab Closeout Policy
- Lead Paint Policy
- Mercury Spills
- Minors in Research Laboratories, Clinics, or Animal Facilities
- Motorcycle, Scooter (Includes E-Scooters)/Moped, Segway and Bicycle Use by Employees: Personal Protective Equipment Policy
- Natural Gas Leaks Policy
- Occupational Safety Forms
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Portable Power Tool Safety
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
- Q Fever/Coxiella burnetii in Sheep, Goats and Cattle Control Policy
- Recreational Use of the Lake Alice Watershed Policy
- Respiratory Protection Policy
- Shop Safety & Machine Guarding Policy
- Student Shop Safety Policy
- Temporary Structures on Campus (Including Tents)
- Tractor & Roll Over Protection Structures (ROPS) Safety Policy
- Trenching and Excavation Policy
- Vaccination Policy for Research Personnel
The objective of this policy is to establish and implement a building code enforcement program for the University of Florida to protect life, health, and welfare in the built environment. This protection shall be provided through the state of Florida’s implementation of the Florida Building Code and the application of the performance based standards contained within it. The program shall be administered through review of plans and specifications and on-site construction inspections as required to insure compliance with State Of Florida codes and standards.
Florida law and regulations require that all new buildings constructed and modifications to existing buildings be reviewed and inspected for compliance with adopted building codes and standards. The policy requires all University entities charged with building construction, repair, or modifications including but not limited to E&G, Health Center, Shands, IFAS, Housing, UAA, Greek Housing, or UF Foundation on University owned property to submit construction plans and specifications for review by the University’s Building Code Administrator. No construction may begin until a building permit has been issued for said project and appropriate fees have been received.
Minor repairs may be made with the written approval of the Building Code Administrator without a permit, provided that such repairs shall not violate any of the provisions of the Florida Building Code.
For buildings outside of Alachua County, EH&S may contract with qualified outside inspection agencies for inspections of construction projects. Plan review shall be performed by the University’s Building Code Administrator or designee.
By authority delegated from the University President, the Vice-President for Business Affairs is responsible for the safety of all University facilities. Under this authority, policies are developed to provide a safe teaching, research, service, housing and recreational environment.
Architects, engineers, University design professionals shall prepare documents in accordance with the requirements of the currently adopted Florida Building Code.
The appropriate Facilities Design office shall forward the electronic construction documents to EH&S for review.
EH&S shall review the construction documents for code compliance. EH&S will return comments to the submitting agency or issue a “letter of code compliance”.
The GC/CM or department shall apply for the building permit.
EH&S will review the building permit application and issue a building permit if all information supplied is acceptable and complete.
EH&S shall perform inspections at the request of the permit holder/contractor of record.
After the building is substantially complete and all required inspections have been performed, the building official will issue the appropriate certificate of completion or certificate of occupancy.