Chicago Plan Review Manual Volume 1: Application Screening, Building Planning, Means of Egress
The Chicago Plan Review Manual addresses applicable requirements of the Chicago Construction Codes to prepare you for performing a plan review for new construction of a permanent building. After completing all 9 modules, you will be prepared to determine whether the permit application and construction documents for construction of a new permanent building complies with the outlined requirements of the Chicago Construction Codes.
The topics covered in the Chicago Plan Review Manual are not all-inclusive. This publication addresses requirements that will apply to many new construction building types. Prior to performing a plan review, the plan reviewer should be familiar with and determine the applicability of each provision of the Chicago Construction Codes, including requirements not covered in this publication, to the specific project.
The Chicago Plan Review Manual does not cover:
- Requirements related to accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Application of the Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code for work involving additions, alterations, and repairs to existing buildings.
- Temporary buildings and structures, such as tents and stages.