Guide to Aluminum Construction in High-Wind Areas
(2007 Edition is current)
[see also the 2010 AAF Design Guide page]
The Florida Building Commission formally adopted the AAF Guide Book into the Florida Building Code implemented in 2005. This publication is listed in the Building Code as follows:
"2002.4.1 The following design guides shall be accepted as conforming to accepted engineering practices: AAF Guide to Aluminum Construction in High Wind Areas"
This complete guide details the construction of aluminum-framed patios and related structures in compliance with the new Florida Building Code. It covers pool enclosures, screened rooms, carports, patio covers, mobile home roof-overs, glass rooms, guardrails, screened walls with or without guardrails, and lumber-framed utility sheds. The information presented includes product characteristics, engineered (allowable) spans, and construction fastening and connection details.
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If the edition you have does not say "2007 edition" at the bottom of each page, it is not the 2007 edition.
Latest News about the Guide: Construction Guide Approved (ORDER FORM)
The 2007 edition of the AAF Guide to Construction in High Wind Areas has been approved by the Florida Building Commission and will become part of the 2007 Code on March 1st, 2009.
The new 2007 edition is available for sale now.
The Association would like to thank the many engineers and contractors who invested hours of their time and talent to the complete revision of the Guide. During the last 18 months, a series of meetings were held throughout the State for engineers and contractors interested in contributing to this important revision for our industry.
USER NOTE FOR THE 2007 GUIDE:
The Design Procedure/Checklists for the 2007 Edition were not included on the CD as published but are available for free download on the DOWNLOADS page.
Availability of New/Special Extrusion Profiles in the AAF Guide
The consensus Technical Committee (composed of contractors, suppliers, and engineers from various parts of Florida) updating the AAF Guide decided that screen enclosures (a.k.a. pool screen enclosures) would be better structures if higher strength components not then currently available were used. During the development of the 2007 AAF Guide these profiles were recommended by the group and shown as typical components in the 2007 edition. We are listing these products in an accompanying Excel spreadsheet to make it as easy as possible for you to find the products. Town & Country Industries has been kind enough to provide their product ID numbers for reference to the products (as listed on the attached). If you are unfamiliar with this vendor, refer to their website (www.tc-alum.com) for up-to-date information about their branch locations and phone numbers.
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