What is the Miami Dade Building Code?
Definition of Miami Dade in Construction This is normally a reference to the building code requirements of an area in Florida, identified as the Miami Dade county area of the state. These requirements are the most stringent in the United States and are meant to withstand hurricane force winds and rain that accompany hurricanes within the Miami Dade region. Many manufacturers of glass and glazing assemblies cannot provide products that comply to the Miami Dade design standards. There are only a specific number of manufacturers that can provide the wind and rain resistance required by these codes. Both the maximum wind velocity as well as the sustainable winds within the area demand the highest construction standards in windows and doors. The need to comply with Miami Dade standards costs developers and builders substantial additional money and require special construction of glazing systems.