Code Modernization Phase 2 -- Basics for AEC Community

In May 2019, Department of Buildings Commissioner Judy Frydland and Deputy Commissioner Grant Ullrich gave a presentation entitled “Using Chicago’s New Construction Codes – Basics for the AEC Community”. The presentation provides a comprehensive overview of Chicago’s code modernization process (2015-2021); expected benefits of the code modernization; key dates for implementation of Phase 2; key changes made by the Phase 2 ordinance; and tentative plans for Phase 3.

The video of the full session and presentation slides are available on this page. Video segments with links to each chapter of the code are available on the Department of Buildings' YouTube channel

VIDEO: "Using Chicago’s New Construction Codes – Basics for the AEC Community"

Video Timeline:

Introduction and Overview of Code Modernization
00:00   Introduction/Code Modernization Overview by Commissioner Judy Frydland

Organization and Definitions (Chapters 1 and 2)
11:47   Presentation Introduction/Overview by Deputy Commissioner Grant Ullrich
13:41   01 – Scope and Purpose
16:29   02 – Definitions and Measurements

Fundamentals of Building Planning (Chapters 3-6)
25:03    03 – Occupancy Classifications and Use
28:22    04 – Special Detailed Requirements
31:25    05 – General Building Height
34:32    06 – Types of Construction

Fire Protection Features and Systems (Chapters 7-9)
38:32    07 – Fire and Smoke
43:37    08 – Interior Finishes
44:57    09 – Fire Protection and Life Safety

Egress, Accessibility, Indoor Environment and Energy Efficiency (Chapters 10-13)
51:32      10 – Means of Egress
57:38      11 – Accessibility
59:54      12 – Interior Environment
1:03:36   13 – Energy Efficiency

Exterior Walls and Roofs (Chapters 14 and 15)
1:05:22    14 – Exterior Walls
1:08:03    15 – Roof Assemblies

Structural Design and Material-specific Requirements (Chapters 16-26)
1:10:32    16 – Structural Design
1:16:16    17 – Special Inspections and Tests
1:17:24    18 – Soils and Foundations
1:19:11     19 – Concrete
1:19:57     20 – Aluminum
1:20:18     21 – Masonry
1:21:24     22 – Steel
1:22:03     23 – Wood
1:23:41     24 – Glass and Glazing
1:24:34     25 – Gypsum Board, Gypsum Panel Products and Plaster
1:25:18     26 – Plastic

Building Systems and Special Construction (Chapters 27-33)
1:26:30     27 – Electrical
1:27:33     28 – Mechanical Systems
1:28:24     29 – Plumbing Systems
1:29:01     30 – Conveyance Devices
1:30:54     31 – Special Construction
1:31:45     32 – Encroachments into the Public Way
1:32:40     33 – Work Site Safety and Operation

Building Rehabilitation and Conclusion
1:33:33     TITLE 14R Building Rehabilitation
1:40:48     35 – Reference Standards
1:41:48     36 – Appendices
1:43:08     TITLE 14F Fire Prevention Code
1:44:22     TITLE 14X Minimum Standards for Existing Buildings

 

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