DeSimone’s Chicago Team Publishes Paper on “Chicago Building Code Modernization”

In The Community

April 17, 2020

Cover of Chicago Building Code Modernization, a research paper by members of DeSimone's Chicago TeamMembers of DeSimone’s Chicago team have contributed a research paper for a series on Chicago’s Building Code Modernization by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The paper was also condensed into a journal article, issued in the latest CTBUH Journal. The paper and article, entitled “Chicago Building Code Modernization: Comparison of Prototype Building Designs”, excerpted below, was co-authored by John Viise, Managing Principal of our Chicago office, Alberto Guarise, Matthew Cummins, as well as Daniel Koch. DeSimone celebrates the contributions of its personnel to the collected body of research on structural design, as well as their own professional development.

“For many years, local design and construction industries understood there was a need to better align Chicago’s Building Code (CBC) with more modern codes and standards used throughout the US. Through collaboration with many departments within the City of Chicago, the Mayor’s Office, and more than 150 volunteer technical experts and industry leaders, the Chicago Building Code was comprehensively revised in 2019. The revised structural requirements are based upon the International Building Code (IBC)—the modern national standard, while maintaining and introducing special Chicago-specific provisions[…]”

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