Posted By Michael Broder
I was considering putting up either a home dome or one of the new Pre Fab clamshell from Astralnomicon. To my surprise my city told me that the observatory or dome must conform to the Florida building code. Every accessory building must be permitted here. That means that the structure or dome must be able to withstand a 3 second 130MPH gust of wind without damage. THis is NUTS. I don't think such a thing exists! The new code went into effect here in March. My understanding is that the code for MIAMI is 140MPH. I can understand that they would want things to stay together in a hurricane but I think this is ridiculous for an accessory BLDG. Anyone else in Florida have this problem any lawyers out there with advice?