§ 151.001  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUILDING CONTRACTOR.  A contractor, as defined in this section whose construction work involves two or more unrelated building trades or crafts and has financial means to undertake such work and has the knowledge gained by not less than five years experience as a superintendent for a general contractor or a building contractor or has been a licensed subbuilding contractor for such period or has shown that he has had the educational equivalent thereto by satisfactorily passing a building contractor’s examination, recognized by this legislating authority, and, thus, has shown that this scope of operation should be permitted for the construction or alteration of buildings of not more than two stories in height, but this proviso shall not prohibit him from engaging in the construction of a  structure  of  a  greater  height  when  he  acts  as a ‘subcontractor under the supervision or responsibility of a general contractor.
   CONTRACTOR.  Any person or firm who undertakes, offers to undertake, purports to have the capacity to undertake, submits a bid or does himself or by or through others to construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building or other structure, to excavate, to commence any project, development or improvement or do any part thereof including the erection of scaffolding or any other structures or works in connection therewith or the incorporation of labor or material therein or thereon.
   ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION.  All work and materials used in installing, maintaining or extending a system of electrical wiring for the use of light, heat or power and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith inside of or attached to any building or structure, lot or premises.
   ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.  A contractor doing work on any premises or in any building or structure requiring the installation, repair, alteration, addition or changes to any system of electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment for light, heat or power and who is a master electrician and an executive member of the firm or corporation.
   ENGAGE IN BUSINESS.  Doing a trade for any owner, tenant or person or firm in possession or in charge of any land or building or any part thereof.
   FIRM.  A copartnership, corporation, association or other type of organization.
   GENERAL CONTRACTOR.  A contractor, as defined in this section, whose construction work involves the use of two or more unrelated building trades or crafts and has financial means to undertake such work and has the knowledge gained by seven years experience as a superintendent for a general contractor or building contractor or as a licensed building contractor for such period or has had an educational equivalent thereto, as evidenced by satisfactorily passing a general contractor’s examination recognized by this legislating authority, and, thus, has shown that his or her scope of operation should be unlimited as to the height and complexity of design of the construction he or she undertakes.
   JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN.  A person who possesses  the  necessary  qualifications,  training  and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment for light, heat or power and who is qualified under the terms and provisions herein, and is capable of doing electrical work according to the plans and specifications furnished to him or her by a duly licensed electrical contractor or master electrician and in accordance with the Florida Building Code, in effect in Broward County, Florida, as revised from time to time.
   JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER.  A person who performs the manual work of installing plumbing under the direction of a master plumber and who holds a journeyman plumber’s certificate or temporary permit of plumbers in the city, which may be granted by the Plumbing Inspector, pending examination, certifying his or her fitness to perform such manual work and obtain employment.
   JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER or JOURNEYMAN GAS FITTER.  A person who performs the manual work of installing gas piping or appliances under the direction of a master plumber or master gas fitter and who holds a journeyman plumber’s or journeyman gas fitter’s certificate of the city, certifying to his or her fitness to perform such manual work, or who holds a valid temporary permit from the city to perform such manual work.
   LARGE DEVELOPMENT. New construction of, and a major renovation to, a stand-alone building (other than a single-family detached dwelling or duplex) with more than 20,000 square feet of total floor area.
   MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN.  A person who is a journeyman electrician qualified as to his or her knowledge of the electrical industry, pertaining to maintenance thereof. He or she shall not be employed by more than one person at any one time. The qualification of journeyman electrician would be acceptable without further examination for a maintenance electrician’s certificate. The work of the maintenance electrician shall be confined to the repair of existing branch circuits, fixtures, apparatus or equipment connected thereto, contained and used upon the premises or in building owned, occupied or controlled by the person by whom the maintenance electrician is employed. His or her work shall not include the installation, alterations or replacement of service conductors, service equipment or any feeder to any center or centers of distribution. All work shall comply with all rules and regulations governing this work.
   MASTER ELECTRICIAN.  A person who possesses the necessary qualifications, training and technical knowledge to plan, layout and supervise the installation of electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment for light, heat or power and who is qualified under the provisions herein.
   MASTER PLUMBER.  A person who assumes responsible charge and direction of other persons in the installation of plumbing (and may perform the manual work of installing plumbing) and holds a master plumber’s certificate issued within the current calendar year by the Plumbing and Gas Contractor’s Qualifying Board of the city, certifying his or her fitness to assume such responsibility.
   MASTER PLUMBER or MASTER GAS FITTER.  A person who assumes responsible charge and direction of other persons in the installation of gas piping or appliances and holds a master gas fitter’s certificate issued within the current calendar year by the Plumbing and Gas Contractor’s Qualifying Board of the city, certifying his or her fitness to assume such responsibility.
   QUALIFIED PERSON.  Any person qualified under the terms and provisions herein, including any bona fide owner who desires to perform electrical work on his or her premises in accordance with the terms and provisions of this code.
   REFERENCE TO DADE COUNTY CONSTRUED AS BROWARD COUNTY.  Wherever any portion of the Florida Building Code uses the words “Dade County,” such words shall be construed to read “Broward County.”
   SIGN CONTRACTOR.  A contractor doing work on any premises or in any building or structure requiring the installation, repair, alteration or addition to electrical signs who is a sign master and an executive member of the firm or corporation.
   SIGN JOURNEYMAN.  A person who possesses the necessary qualifications, training and technical knowledge
to install electrical sign apparatus or equipment for signs and who is qualified under the terms and provisions herein, and is capable of doing electrical sign work according to the plans and specifications furnished to him or her by a duly licensed sign contractor or sign master and in accordance with the Florida Building Code, in effect in Broward County, Florida, as revised from time to time.
   SIGN MASTER.  A person who possesses the necessary qualifications, training and technical knowledge to plan, layout and supervise the installation of any electrical sign apparatus or equipment, in or on such sign and shall be permitted to connect to the existing sign outlet provided by others and who is qualified under the terms and provisions herein.
   SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR.  A contractor whose operations as such are the performance of construction work requiring special skills and whose principal contracting business involves the use of specialized building trades and crafts, usually a minor part of a complete structure. SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS shall be classified as including the following crafts:
      (1)   Awning erection.
      (2)   Cabinet installation and carpentry.
      (3)   Cement and concrete.
      (4)   Demolition.
      (5)   Fence erectors.
      (6)   Flooring.
      (7)   Glazing.
      (8)   Gunite.
      (9)   House moving.
      (10)   Insulating and acoustical installation.
      (11)   Masonry.
      (12)   Painting.
      (13)   Plastering.
      (14)   Roof cleaning, coating and painting.
      (15)   Roofing.
      (16)   Sandblasting.
      (17)   Sign erection.
      (18)   Steel reinforcing and iron.
      (19)   Structural steel erection.
      (20)   Swimming pool construction.
      (21)   Tile and marble and terrazzo.
   SUBBUILDING CONTRACTOR.  A contractor, as defined above in this section, whose construction work involves the use of two or more unrelated building trades or crafts and has financial means to undertake such work and has the knowledge gained by three years experience as a superintendent for a general contractor or a building contractor or has had experience in construction work or an educational equivalent thereto as evidenced by satisfactorily passing a subbuilding contractor’s examination recognized by this legislating authority and, thus, has shown that he or she is qualified to engage in the business of a beginning contractor in the construction work of a simple one story design with load bearing walls for construction which does not require more advanced technical knowledge.
   TOTAL FLOOR AREA. The floor areas within the inside perimeter of the exterior walls of the building under consideration, exclusive of shafts and courts, without deduction for corridors, stairways, closets, the thickness of interior walls, columns or other features. The floor areas of a building, or portion thereof, not provided with surrounding exterior walls shall be the usable area under the horizontal projection of the roof or floor above. The total floor area shall not include shafts with no openings or interior courts. Any other definition regarding floor area shall not be applicable.
(‘72 Code, § 10-1)  (Ord. O-66-22, passed  -  -  ; Am. Ord. O-72-168, passed 9-20-72; Am. Ord. O-2005-02, passed 3-2-05; Am. Ord. O-2015-06, passed 5-6-15; Am. Ord. O-2016-04, passed 5-5- 16)