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CBUCK will assist you in meeting your marketing goals with technical documentation and evaluations.  We offer experienced, hands-on, creative solutions to expedite product approvals and local permitting in order to produce clear, concise engineering that is comprehensible in the marketplace.

The Florida Building Code (FBC), the International Building Code (ICC), and ASCE 7 have raised the bar in order to protect lives and reduce the cost of property damage.

Demonstration of compliance of products and assemblies for certification and approval, along with project-specific requirements can be a confusing and convoluted task.

Florida statutes require components and cladding products to have Envelope Product Approvals based on the structural requirements of the unified Florida Building Code. Florida Product Approvals and the Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) are the primary methods of complying with the Florida evelope statute.

CBUCK is experienced in providing to manufacturers Miami-Dade NOA (Notice of Acceptance), Florida Product Approvals, International Building Code ICC-ES Reports, Texas TDI Evaluation, and FBC and ICC Code Evaluation Research Reports (CERR).

James L. “Jimmy” Buckner, P.E., SECB, President of CBUCK Engineering, combines marketing know-how with engineering expertise of complex code requirements to assist national and international manufacturers achieve their marketing goals. Jimmy is the author of "How to Obtain a Building Permit," based on the FBC and ICC.

Non-Traditional Product Approvals

The Florida Building Commission has granted new Florida Product Approvals for photovoltaic laminate roofing products, roof top stands, solar powered roof ventilators, recycled green roofing materials, and new structural applications for spray foam products. These products/systems have been evaluated by the staff of CBUCK Engineering by garnering timely consensus of acceptance criteria for new nontraditional products. James L. “Jimmy” Buckner, PE, SECB, has assisted a growing number of manufacturers in enhancing their marketing efforts with code related reports for new and innovative products, systems and applications.



Marlin's Ballpark - Miami Florida

CBUCK Engineering selected to evaluate and process Miami-Dade NOA approvals and site specific design for the roof of the new Marlins Ballpark!

The futuristic design features a three panel retractable roof which soars over 260 feet above the playing field. Opening date: April 2012

Miami Marlins Rectractable Roof

NEW FL Building Code Effective March 15, 2012

The code incorporates major format changes in the new ASCE-7-10 Wind Design. Jimmy Buckner has authored an article in Florida Roofing Magazine which details just some of the many changes going into effect this March. Click Here to read more.

Approval Zoom is an advanced and powerful search engine for multiple types of product approvals, and certifications. The searchable database is the most useful tool on the web for locating products for your building project requirements.