The International Code Council (ICC) is a code development organization that works to develop  a single set of coordinated building and facility codes. Codes are regularly updated according to a revision cycle and then available for adoption by state and local jurisdictions.  In addition to the IBC, other national model codes and standards dealing specifically with fire and life-safety issues have been published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The City of Chicago is working to bring Chicago’s Building Code more in line with codes based on the International Building Code. Doing so would put Chicago on a regular cycle of review, revision and adoption.  BOMA/Chicago is working closely with the Department of Buildings on this initiative.