Campus Construction Codes

Public Act 096-0704 states that all new commercial construction after July 1, 2011, must comply with the 2006 or later editions of the International Building Code; International Existing Building Code; International Property Maintenance Code and the 2008 or later edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). This Act also requires that newly constructed commercial buildings must pass an inspection conducted by an inspector meeting the qualifications established by CDB. The current edition of any nationally recognized safety standard, i.e. NFPA, ANSI, ASTME; referenced in these codes shall be used. Note that Public Act 096-0704 does not negate any other statutorily authorized code or regulation administered by State agencies. This includes, but is not limited to, the Illinois Plumbing Code, the Illinois Environmental Barriers Act, the Illinois Accessibility Code, the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, and administrative rules adopted by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (including the NFPA Life Safety Code 2000 Edition). Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services with questions regarding this.

General Codes and Standards List

  • International Building Code – IBC 2018 Edition
  • International Existing Building Code – IEBC 2018 Edition
  • International Fire Code –IFC 2018 Edition
  • International Property Maintenance Code – IPMC 2018 Edition
  • National Electrical Code NFPA 70 – NEC Current Edition
  • Illinois Elevator Safety and Regulation Act
  • Illinois Plumbing Code – IPC
  • Illinois Environmental Barriers Act – IEBA
  • Illinois Accessibility Code 2018 – IAC
  • Illinois Energy Conservation Code – IL ECC 2018
  • Life Safety Code – NFPA 101 -2000 including the current edition of referenced codes and standards
  • NFPA 45 – Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
  • Green Building Act (20 ILCS 3130/1)
  • Illinois Energy Conservation Code – IL ECC 2018
  • Office of the State Fire Marshal Administrative Rules
  • Illinois Energy Conservation Code – IL ECC 2018
  • City of Chicago Building code sections
    • Connections to City of Chicago utilities
  • UIC Building Standards

John Marshall Law School

  • For all renovations at the JMLS the Chicago Building and Fire Prevention Codes Shall be followed, along with any applicable State and Federal Codes.

Health Care Specific List

  • NFPA 101 – 2012 Life Safety Code including all reference codes and standards, see chapter 2.
  • NFPA 99 – 2012 Edition Health Care Facilities
  • NFPA 72 – 2010 Edition Fire Alarm Code
  • NFPA 25 – 2011 Automatic Sprinkler & Fire Pumps
  • NFPA 10 – 2010 Edition Fire Extinguisher Code