• 15 minutes

International Building Codes: The Regulatory Framework


Gain insight into the structure of laws and ordinances.

Codes are systematically arranged laws and regulations. They are not suggestions. Codes are the way in which the laws are structured in the United States under the Constitution. Federal laws are primarily global in nature – they apply to all locations. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate enact Statutes which when signed into law become Public Laws (Pub. L.) or Acts. This video reviews the regulatory framework of the American System of Government.

Runtime: 15 minutes



Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI

Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI

Burnham Nationwide, Inc.

  • NCARB Director – The Code Group, Burnham Nationwide, Inc.
  • Illinois licensed architect and chief code consultant and Director of the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham that he assisted in founding in 2001
  • Since 1998, has also been an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL, where he teaches a course on building codes
  • Previously the principal of the Chicago office of Hughes Associates and been a member of such prestigious Chicago architectural firms as SOM
  • With over 40 years of experience in the profession, has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types
  • Over the past three decades has performed numerous code compliance plan reviews for the City of Chicago and other municipalities
  • Currently serves on the International Code Council’s Board Committee on the Long-Term Code Development Process, the International Fire Code Action Committee and is the 2021-2022 chair of the ICC Compliance Code Action Committee
  • Other professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was the 2018 chair the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee

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