Chicago partner Graham C. Grady authored “Building Code Modernization Ordinance: My Take” which was published as a blog post by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) in April 2019.
Grady provided an overview of the proposed building code modernization ordinance underway in Chicago stating, “Certainty and Predictability: that’s what the building and construction industry needs most from a building code. The goal of the initiative is to modernize the codes while simultaneously retaining key requirements and important provisions of the existing code that have enhanced safety for people and buildings in Chicago’s unique dense urban setting.” He added, “There is broad support for this ordinance throughout the building community including architects, designers, builders, developers, attorneys, affordable housing advocates, tradespeople, real estate professionals, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce and preservationists. By employing a consensus-based approach to write this ordinance, as reflected in dozens of letters of support received by the Department of Buildings, this code modernization effort is extremely well-received.”
To read the post in its entirety, visit here.
Grady represents property owners and real estate developers in legal matters that encompass zoning, land use, licensing, construction agreements, government contracts, procurement, public policy and legislative approvals.