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14B-1-001 Adoption of the International Building Code by reference. The International Building Code, 2018 edition, first printing, and all erratum thereto identified by the publisher (hereinafter referred to as "IBC") is adopted by reference and shall be considered part of the requirements of this title except as modified by the specific provisions of this title. If a conflict exists between a provision modified by this title and a provision adopted without modification, the modified provision shall control.

14B-1-002 Citations. Provisions of IBC which are incorporated into this title by reference may be cited as follows:

14B-[IBC chapter number]-[IBC section number]

Provided that the appendices shall be deemed to be part of a new Chapter 36.

14A-1-001 Chapter 1. The provisions of Chapter 1 of IBC are not adopted. The following is adopted as Chapter 1:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

This Title 14B of the Municipal Code of Chicago shall be known as the Chicago Building Code, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
The provisions of this code shall apply to the initial construction of buildings and structures and to other building- and property-related activities, including demolition, maintenance and rehabilitation, as specifically referenced in the other Chicago Construction Codes.

The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to provide a reasonable level of safety, public health and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire, explosion and other hazards, and to provide a reasonable level of safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Editor's Note—Additional provisions related to the administration of this code are found in the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions, Title 14A of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

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