Temporary Structures

Temporary Structures (special amusement buildings, free-standing platforms, stages or bleachers) (CSD)

Temporary structures (special amusement buildings, free-standing platforms, stages or bleachers), that exceed 5000 Square Feet (SF) (individually or aggregate).

Create and application in Accela and submit the following documents:

Site Plan

A scaled diagram of the site for each structure that includes:

  • Location of all structures on the site and all other equipment including portable restrooms, generators etc.
  • Accessible route details and accessible restroom locations to be shown
  • Dimensions of all fire access lanes
  • Show surrounding Fire Hydrants
  • All points of the building exterior must be within 150’ of fire truck access

Temporary Structure shall have exterior routes for pedestrian traffic so that personnel being evacuated from the building may have safe routes.

Floor Plan

A scaled floor plans for each level showing:

  • Florida licensed engineer or architect, signed and sealed plans.
  • Live and dead loads to be indicated on drawings.
  • Details on the structure indicating tie-downs and manufacturer’s installation instructions.
  • Wind loads indicated in Florida Building Code for membrane structures.
  • Floor plan w/ seating (furniture layout) must be shown on the plan
  • Occupant type listed and occupant load posted on drawings, (based on 7 SF per person)
  • Provide egress plan, Life/Safety plan (scaled)
  • Aisles between tables/seating shall comply with NFPA 101, 12.2.5.5and 12.2.5.6
  • Verify type of flooring to be used
  • Show disabled chair location in the assembly areas
  • Provide certification of flame spread for all interior finishes in compliance with NFPA101, 10.2
  • If structure will be enclosed provide location of all doors on the plan. A door must be within 50’ of fire truck access
  • Dimensions of egress elements. Exit Location with exit width calculations
  • Portable fire extinguishers must be provided and must comply with NFPA10
  • Locate exit signs -- in enclosed temporary structures, exit signs are required to be illuminated
  • No Smoking signs
  • Emergency lights must be provided
  • Show Generator location(s)
  • Are you using ballast or pins?
    • If pins - how long, how large and how many pins per point connection
    • If ballast - please provide weight per location
Stage Design
  • Load calculation (show exits, stairs, etc.)
  • Wire location (provide accessibility over wires)
  • Wind Management Plan (will forward a sample
Temporary Structures in ROW (Dumpster, trailer, PDOS, podium(s), sign(s), tent(s), port-o-let(s), etc) (ROW)

Create a Planning - Right of Way permit application in Accela

  • Enter detail work description and the intended street(s) to be closed
  • Upload to the permit record for review:
    • Certificate of Insurance
    • Site Plan indicating all temporary structure(s)/item(s) placed in the Right of Way (must include Fire Lane location)
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan
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