The Chicago building codes are detailed in a two-volume set that is put out yearly by the city. In order to keep up to date with these codes and any relevant changes, Chicago architects and contractors must turn a keen eye toward both of these volumes. In fact, if they want to keep up to date on any recent changes to the codes, they must also regularly check the online editions of these codes. They can subscribe to the online editions to see any changes that the city makes to the codes between each yearly publication of the two-volume set. Every month, the online edition is updated with new information about Chicago’s building regulations as well as their current methods of fire prevention.
If you are doing a project in Chicago, you know how important it is to keep aware of these codes so that your permit applications are filed precisely. A correctly filed permit will, of course, be approved faster and save you time, money, and resources. At Burnham, we understand how difficult it can be to keep up to date with all of this information. To save your project leader time and money, we keep up to date on all of this information for you. Our experience, when combined with the relationships we have with city officials, ensures that your permits are always approved in as little time as possible. In fact, because we have been in Chicago for so many years, we almost always know about changes to the codes even before they occur. We let that insider knowledge work for you.
Most architects, contractors, and project managers are very busy. They have a long list of things that need to be accomplished every day, and they simply do not have the time to waste reading and rereading codes. In addition, they do not have the time or money to waste waiting for delayed permits to get approved. At Burnham, we work to safeguard their time and money. We work to ensure that their projects meet all of the necessary Chicago building codes. We know, just as you do, that when your proposals are up to code, your permits get approved faster, and you can break ground sooner. No one wants an idle crew or parked machinery; we work hard to ensure that your project does not have to face those setbacks.