Division of Housing and Community Development
Florida Building Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Building Officials Association of Florida has issued a Binding Interpretation pursuant to Section 553.775, Florida Statutes, filed by Neil Melick on April 26, 2007. The following is a summary of the interpretation: According to Section 704.1, 1604.5, and 2101.1 of the 2004 Florida Building Code, Building, it is the intent of the code that the top joint of a rated wall, where it meets the slab above, must incorporate a flexible joint that has been tested to provide a fire resistance rating through a test report listed by a National Recognized Testing Laboratory recognized by the Florida Building Code.

A copy of the Interpretation may be obtained at http://www.floridabuilding.org/bi/bi_default.aspx.