Engineering and Notice Of Acceptance (NOA)

Florida Product# Model, Number or Name Description
Limits of Use
Approved for use in HVHZ:  Yes
Approved for use outside HVHZ: Yes
Impact Resistant: Yes
Installation Instructions
 FL11398_R4_II_KC150107-R1 Record Set SS.pdf
 Verified By: John W. Knezevich PE 41961
 Created by Independent Third Party: Yes
Evaluation Reports
 FL11398_R4_AE_KC Evaluation Report 150107 Rev 2 SS.pdf
 Created by Independent Third Party: Yes

Question about the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)

High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) The High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) is sometimes called The Dade County Code. If you are in Broward County or Miami-Dade County you are in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ). In this area, you must have HVHZ approved products. The wind pressure required or “design pressure” (DP) is higher and the anchoring method is a little more stringent.
For the rest of the State of Florida, the governing authority is Florida Building Code (FBC). All products must have FBC approval. The approval required will depend on which area or zone you are in.
Florida Product Approval By Florida state law, building envelope components such as roofing, shutters,
doors and windows are required to have a Florida Product Approval that provides evidence that the product is suitable for use in the state of Florida based on standards set in the current Florida Building Codes. Specific limitations of use are provided that limits the approved product’s use to rated
structural loads.
Miami-Dade Notice Of Acceptance A Miami-Dade Notice Of Acceptance (NOA) is a local product approval to meet the code criteria in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) as defined by the Florida Building Codes (FBC).
Product Testing With regards to the Florida Building Code requirements, the testing is the same. The same evaluation protocols are followed and the same performance and quality assurance criteria are required. A product with a statewide Florida Product Approval that shows “Approved for use in the HVHZ” has met the same testing standards as a product with a Miami-Dade NOA in compliance with the Florida Building Codes for both impact and non-impact rated products.
Miami-Dade or Florida Product Approval You can use either a Miami-Dade NOA or a Florida Product Approval that includes the approval for use in the HVHZ. Only one is necessary.
Local Buidling Departments Florida law allows for the option of either a statewide product approval or local product approval for use in the HVHZ. Products designated as approved by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (FDCA) on the department’s Building Code Information System ( must be accepted as meeting the Florida Building Code within  their specified limitation of use and such products are available for use immediately upon approval. Should you have any questions, please contact the Florida Department of Community Affairs at 850-487-1824.
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