Existing Buildings – Minimum Requirements

This is Chapter 13-196 of the Chicago Code, titled “Existing Buildings – Minimum Requirements.” It is part of Title 13, titled “Buildings And Construction.” It contains 99 laws. It’s comprised of the following 99 sections.

§ 13-196-010
Application
§ 13-196-020
Occupancy
§ 13-196-030
Structural stability
§ 13-196-031
Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Definitions
§ 13-196-032
Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Application
§ 13-196-033
Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Critical examinations
§ 13-196-034
Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Ongoing inspection and repair program
§ 13-196-035
Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Reporting
§ 13-196-036
Maintenance of exterior walls – Retention of records at the building
§ 13-196-037
Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Unsafe exterior walls and enclosures
§ 13-196-038
Rules and regulations
§ 13-196-039
Fines and penalties
§ 13-196-040
Floor loading
§ 13-196-050
Exit requirements
§ 13-196-060
Exits – Generally
§ 13-196-070
Exits – Types
§ 13-196-080
Passageways and exits to be unobstructed
§ 13-196-084
Stairwell re-entry in existing buildings
§ 13-196-085
Stairwell identification
§ 13-196-086
Area of rescue assistance identification
§ 13-196-090
Exit, stairway, fire escape and directional signs
§ 13-196-100
Smoke detectors – Where required
§ 13-196-110
Smoke detectors – Installation near sleeping rooms and in living levels
§ 13-196-120
Smoke detectors – Interior stairwell installation
§ 13-196-130
Smoke detectors – Standards
§ 13-196-140
Smoke detectors – Owner/tenant responsibilities
§ 13-196-150
Smoke detectors – Unlawful acts
§ 13-196-160
Smoke detectors – Multifamily and single-family installation – When
§ 13-196-165
Carbon monoxide detectors
§ 13-196-170
Self-closing devices required for corridor doors
§ 13-196-180
Sprinkler systems – Where required
§ 13-196-190
Standpipe systems – Where required
§ 13-196-200
Standard fire alarm system requirements
§ 13-196-203
Life safety data sheet – Required
§ 13-196-204
Voice communication systems in existing buildings
§ 13-196-205
Automatic sprinkler system installation in existing high-rise buildings
§ 13-196-206
Life safety evaluation of existing high- rise buildings
§ 13-196-207
Materials and installation standards for retrofit fire protection systems
§ 13-196-208
Smokeproof towers in existing high- rise buildings – Fire shields
§ 13-196-209
High-rise buildings – Stairways – Doors – Frames
§ 13-196-210
High rise fire systems
§ 13-196-220
Class II standard fire alarm systems
§ 13-196-230
Floor area and height
§ 13-196-240
Automatic fire detectors – Where required
§ 13-196-250
Permitted omission of sprinklers, heat and smoke detectors
§ 13-196-260
Fire extinguishers
§ 13-196-270
Elevator recall
§ 13-196-280
Reserved
§ 13-196-290
Pre-ordinance hotels
§ 13-196-300
Institutional units
§ 13-196-310
Roominghouses
§ 13-196-320
Roominghouses – Sanitary facilities
§ 13-196-330
Roominghouses – Responsibility of operator
§ 13-196-340
Minimum requirements for residential buildings – General
§ 13-196-350
Residential buildings – Water closet
§ 13-196-036.5
Reserved
§ 13-196-360
Residential buildings – Lavatory
§ 13-196-370
Residential buildings – Bathtub or shower
§ 13-196-038.5
Reserved
§ 13-196-380
Residential buildings – Limitations on sharing sanitary facilities
§ 13-196-390
Residential buildings – Kitchen sink
§ 13-196-400
Residential buildings – Heating facilities
§ 13-196-410
Residential buildings – Heat to be furnished
§ 13-196-420
Residential buildings – Cold and hot water lines
§ 13-196-430
Residential buildings – Hot water to be furnished
§ 13-196-440
Gas-fired appliances
§ 13-196-450
Residential buildings – Hall and stairway lighting
§ 13-196-460
Residential buildings – Storage beneath stairways
§ 13-196-470
Residential buildings – Space, use and location – Applicability of provisions
§ 13-196-480
Residential buildings – Space requirements
§ 13-196-490
Residential buildings – Space requirements – Sleeping rooms
§ 13-196-500
Residential buildings – Access to water closets
§ 13-196-510
Residential buildings – Ceiling heights
§ 13-196-520
Residential buildings – Basement units
§ 13-196-530
Residential buildings – Foundations, exterior walls and roofs – Maintenance
§ 13-196-540
Residential buildings – Floors, interior walls and ceilings – Maintenance
§ 13-196-550
Residential buildings – Windows, doors and hatchways – Maintenance
§ 13-196-560
Residential buildings – Screens
§ 13-196-570
Residential buildings – Stairways and porches – Maintenance
§ 13-196-580
Residential buildings – Basements and cellars – Maintenance
§ 13-196-590
Residential buildings – Facilities, equipment, chimneys – Maintenance
§ 13-196-600
Residential buildings – Lot grading and drainage
§ 13-196-610
Residential buildings – Responsibilities of owners and occupants – General
§ 13-196-620
Residential buildings – Responsibilities of occupants
§ 13-196-630
Residential buildings – Responsibilities of owner or operator
§ 13-196-640
Residential buildings – Liability to city
§ 13-196-641
Application of certain sections
§ 13-196-650
Pre-ordinance conversion to existing buildings – Applicability
§ 13-196-660
Conversion of pre-ordinance buildings – Height limits
§ 13-196-670
Stairwells
§ 13-196-680
Corridors
§ 13-196-690
Dwelling separations
§ 13-196-700
Partitions
§ 13-196-710
Basement ceiling construction
§ 13-196-720
Heating plants
§ 13-196-730
Light and ventilation
§ 13-196-740
One additional dwelling unit over original allowed – Conditions
§ 13-196-750
Heat required
§ 13-196-760
Endangering health of employees