The City Council adopted comprehensive updates to the Chicago Building Code, incorporation parts of the International Building Code for the first time. Mayor Emanuel congratulated Dept. of Buildings Commissioner Judy Frydland in the council chambers.
Since birds can’t see glass and instead see their destination, trees, reflected in the glass, they constantly hit the glass and perish. A proposed ordinance would change the façade design requirements for new construction and renovations in Chicago. Rendering: Studio Gang, Ford Calumet Environmental Center.
It’s going to take a long time to digest the changes in the 735 pages of Chicago Building Code updates.
Standpipe rules have changed for mid-rise buildings in Chicago permitted after February 1, 2019.