• 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.

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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