FGIA Appoints Jason Seals to Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee

February 22nd, 2022 by Editor

Jason Seals

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the appointment of Jason Seals to serve as a voting member of the Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This 12-person committee plays a vital role in the development of the Florida Building Code (FBC), reviewing International Code Council (ICC) I-codes language, which may be considered for adoption in Florida, and proposals from the public, before making recommendations to the FBC about what should be considered for incorporation into the FBC.

Development of the 8th Edition of the FBC  is now underway, with a projected effective date of December 31, 2023. The Structural TAC also fulfills other roles and either meets in person (throughout Florida) or virtually.

“I appreciate being appointed to this important role,” said Seals, who is an FGIA Certification Services Manager, Fenestration. “My years of experience in testing, manufacturing and certification of products, as well as my familiarity with the Florida Product Approval program, will help to serve the residents of Florida by creating safer and more resilient structures through improvements to the building codes.”

In addition to Seals, FGIA member Dean Ruark, vice president, engineering, at PGT Innovations, also serves on the Florida Structural TAC after being appointed to a seat last fall, representing manufacturers. As openings arise, TAC members are appointed to serve until further notice.

FGIA member Rod Hershberger, chairman of the board at PGT Innovations, serves on the Florida Building Commission, also representing manufacturers.

Seals will attend the FGIA Southeast Region Exclusive Session February 28 during FGIA’s Hybrid Annual Conference in Florida through March 3, to engage with participants.

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