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2019 Chicago Construction Codes Full-Day Virtual Training Program September 22, 2020 The Department of Buildings is hosting a full-day virtual training program for participants to learn more about the transition to the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes. The program is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020. Though all are welcome to register, the program will be…

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New Building Commissioner Introduced to BOMA/Chicago Codes Committee ​ August 26, 2020   Newly appointed Chicago Building Commissioner Matthew Beaudet will meet with the BOMA/Chicago Codes Committee on Thursday, August 27.  Beaudet was appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot last month after the retirement of Commissioner Judith Frydland retired. Commissioner Beaudet is no stranger to the Codes…

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Matthew Beaudet Appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Buildings July 31, 2020   Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced today the appointment of Matthew W. Beaudet as the Commissioner of the City’s Department of Buildings (DOB). Beaudet, who has served as Acting Commissioner for the Department following Judy Frydland’s retirement, will become Chicago’s first-ever Native…

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2019 Chicago Construction Codes Full-Day Training Program July 6, 2020   The Department of Buildings is pleased to announce an opportunity to learn more about the transition to the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes in a full-day virtual training program, scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2020. Though all are welcome to register, the program will be…

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Codes Committee Discusses Delivery of Violation Notices with Chicago Comptroller Reshma Soni December 23, 2019 BOMA/Chicago’s Codes Committee hosted City of Chicago Comptroller Reshma Soni at the committee’s December meeting. The Codes Committee has been talking about ways to streamline the city’s delivery of violation notices, including public way permits. Often times notices are not…

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Eggress vs. Safety: Locked Elevator Lobbies By Leah Riley with Burnham Nationwide Tragic events have been an unfortunate way of calling the attention to safety mishaps that could have been avoided. While the number of fires in Chicago office buildings are limited, those resulting in lost of life at times result in code changes. A recurring…

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Chicago City Council Votes to Modernize Building Code April 11, 2019 BOMA/Chicago is proud to report that after many years in the making, the Chicago City Council voted yesterday to modernize the building code. The revised code will bring Chicago’s Building Code more in line with codes based on the International Building Code. This code…

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Chicago Code Modernization Passes Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards Committee, Proceeds to Full City Council Vote April 9, 2019   The Chicago Code Modernization ordinance passed the Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards Committee by unanimous vote on April 9, 2019. The ordinance, which will bring Chicago’s Building Code more in line with codes based on…

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Modernizing Chicago’s Construction Codes January 2, 2019   Chicago has been working to comprehensively review and update its requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings to align more closely with the latest edition of widely-used consensus-based model codes and standards. The monumental undertaking is taking place in three phases.  Phase I involved the…

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BOMA/Chicago Partners with City to Modernize Construction Codes January 2, 2019   Chicago has been working to comprehensively review and update its requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings to align more closely with the latest edition of widely-used consensus-based model codes and standards. The monumental undertaking is taking place in three phases. …

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