Hurricane

Construction Standards

Hurricane

New Construction & New Additions Form

This form captures the specific construction details for new construction and new additions to existing buildings. Qualifications are listed in section 3.1.1.2.3 of the FORTIFIED Commercial–Hurricane standards.

This form is to be filled out by the project architect, a licensed structural engineer, and the general contractor and/or roofer. It confirms the requirements for the selected FORTIFIED level have been included in the building documents and the contractor and/or roofer is aware of these requirements.

Fill out only the applicable sections. For example, if a low‐sloped roof is the only type of roof on the project, do not fill out the steep‐slope section—mark the section as not applicable (N/A).

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High Wind & Hail

Construction Standards

High Wind & Hail

Technical Bulletins

FORTIFIED technical bulletins should be used in conjunction with FORTIFIED Commercial standards. The bulletins contain critical details, expanded descriptions and updates to qualified methods and material requirements.

TB-FC-2016-01 Shingle Installation at the Roof Edge
TB-FC-2018-01 Steep Slope Wood Sheathing Attachmment
TB-FC-2018-02 Low-Sloped Roofing Systems

Compliance Process

This flow chart illustrates the complete FORTIFIED Commercial designation process.

New Construction Compliance Process

Project Construction Form & Compliance Checklist

The Project Construction Form and Compliance Checklist is to be filled out by the project architect, a licensed structural engineer, and the general contractor and/or roofer. It confirms the requirements for the selected FORTIFIED designation level have been included in the building documents and the contractor and/or roofer is aware of these requirements.

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Project Design Form & Compliance Checklist

The Project Design Form and Compliance Checklist is to be filled out by the project architect and licensed structural engineer. It is to be completed during the design development phase of the project and is intended to help the design team verify they have included the requirements appropriate for the selected FORTIFIED designation level. This is to be submitted to the prospective FORTIFIED Evaluator for approval before construction documents are prepared.

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