• 9 minutes

International Building Codes: Communicating With the Code Official


Understand the importance of good communication with the code official to avoid stop work orders.

When engaging the bureaucratic mindset, realize that considerate communication is the way to get the best results. In nearly every case, you will find that your code official is a dedicated, knowledgeable professional who is primarily concerned about public safety. This video reviews the importance of communicating with code officials during plans reviews and permit and during inspections.

Runtime: 8 minutes



Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI

Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI

Burnham Nationwide, Inc.

Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI, NCARB

  • Director – The Code Group, Burnham Nationwide
  • Practice emphasis: zoning and building code consulting/advocacy, expert witness testimony
  • Adjunct Faculty – Harper College
  • Co-Author – “Disruption, Evolution, and Change: AIA’s Vision for the Future of Architecture and Construction”, 2019
  • Member: AIA (AIA Chicago Foundation Board VP), BOMA/Chicago, ICC, NFPA
  • Education: B-Arch, University of IL (Chicago), MPM, Keller Graduate School
  • Contact: [email protected]

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