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New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Friday, April 12th, 2019

Chicago stats today
Fri, Apr. 19th, 2019

8 building permits posted
0 new construction permits posted
0 building violations posted
294 violation hearings to be held

Latest blog post Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Chicago adopts a new building code
by Steven Vance

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Chicago adopted the first comprehensive update of its building code in over 70 years. The update modernizes the Chicago Building Code and incorporates parts of the International Building Code (IBC), which architects from around the country and around the world are more familiar with.

The code allows for more flexible building systems, giving architects and contractors more options on how to construct buildings. Aligning it with model codes also makes it easier to update the Chicago Building Code when those model codes are updated.

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Permits pulled

New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

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