14R-2-202  General definitions.
The provisions of Section 202 of IEBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
1.   Insert the following definitions:
ACCESSIBLE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
ACCESSIBLE MEANS OF EGRESS. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
ACCESSIBLE ROUTE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
ACCESSIBLE UNIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
2.   Revise the definition of “addition” to read:
ADDITION. An extension or increase in floor area, number of stories, or building height of an existing building.”
3.   Insert the following definition:
ALTERATION (for Section 305). Any modification or renovation that affects or could affect the usability of the building or facility or part of the building or facility. Alteration includes, but is not limited to, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, historic preservation, historic reconstruction, historic rehabilitation, historic restoration, changes to or rearrangement of the structural parts or elements, changes to or replacement of plumbing fixtures or controls, changes to or rearrangement in the plan configuration of walls and full-height partitions, resurfacing of circulation paths or vehicular ways, and changes or improvements to parking lots. The following work is not considered to be an alteration (for accessibility requirements) unless it affects the usability of the building or facility: normal maintenance, reroofing, painting or wallpapering or changes to mechanical or electrical systems.”
4.   Revise the definition of “approved” to read:
APPROVED. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.”
5.   Revise the definition of “building” to read:
BUILDING. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
6.   Insert the following definitions:
BUILDING AREA. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
BUILDING HEIGHT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
BUILDING OFFICIAL. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.”
7.   Revise the definition of “change of occupancy” to read:
CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY. A change in the use of a building or a portion of a building that results in any of the following:
1.   A change of classification to a different major occupancy group (for example, from Group A-2 to Group B).
2.   A change of classification from one group to another group within a major occupancy group (for example, from Group A-2 to Group A-3).
3.   A change of classification from one condition to another condition within an occupancy group (for example, from Group I-2, Condition 1 to Group I-2, Condition 2).
A change of use that does not result in a change of occupancy classification (for example, from a restaurant to a tavern, which are both classified as Group A-2 occupancies) is not a change of occupancy. Creation of a new accessory occupancy that is not required to be separated from the main occupancy in accordance with Section 508.2.4 of the Chicago Building Code is not a change of occupancy."
8.   Insert the following definitions:
CHICAGO BUILDING CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO CONSTRUCTION CODES. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO CONSTRUCTION CODES ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.Title 14A of the Municipal Code of Chicago.
CHICAGO CONVEYANCE DEVICE CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO ELECTRICAL CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO FIRE PREVENTION CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO FUEL GAS CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO MECHANICAL CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO PLUMBING CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
CHICAGO ZONING ORDINANCE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.”
9.   Insert the following definitions:
CONGREGATE LIVING FACILITY. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.”
10.   Delete the definition of “code official.”
11.   Revise the definition of “dangerous” to read:
DANGEROUS. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Minimum Requirements for Existing Buildings.
12.   Delete the definition of “deferred submittal.”
13.   Insert the following definition:
DWELLING UNIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
14.   Revise the definition of “equipment or fixture” to read:
EQUIPMENT OR FIXTURE. Any plumbing, heating, electrical, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigerating, and fire protection equipment, and conveyance devices, boilers, pressure vessels and other mechanical facilities or installations that are related to building services. Equipment or fixture shall not include manufacturing, production, or process equipment, but shall include connections from building service to process equipment.”
15.   Revise the definition of “existing building” to read:
EXISTING BUILDING. A building legally erected and occupied in conformance with the requirements in effect at the time of construction and initial occupancy.”
16.   Revise the definition of “existing structure” to read:
EXISTING STRUCTURE. A structure legally erected in conformance with the requirements in effect at the time of construction and completion.”
17.   Revise the definition of “facility” to read:
FACILITY. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
18.   Insert the following definition:
FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
19.   Delete the definition of “flood hazard area.”
20.   Insert the following definition:
HIGH-RISE BUILDING. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
21.   Revise the definition of “historic building” to read:
HISTORIC BUILDING. Any building or structure that is one or more of the following:
1.   Listed, or certified as eligible for listing, by the State Historic Preservation Officer or the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, in the National Register of Historic Places.
2.   Designated, recommended, or preliminarily recommended for designation as a Chicago Landmark, including as a contributing building in a Chicago Landmark district pursuant to Section 2-120-630, 2-120-690, 2-120-700 or 2-120-705 of the Municipal Code.
3.   Certified as a contributing resource within a National Register historic district.”
22.   Insert the following definitions:
ILLINOIS ACCESSIBILITY CODE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
LOT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
LOW-SLOPED ROOF. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
MUNICIPAL CODE. The Municipal Code of the City of Chicago, Illinois.”
23.   Delete the definition of “noncombustible material.”
24.   Insert the following definition:
PERMIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.
25.   Delete the definition of “primary function.”
26.   Insert the following definitions:
PORCH. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
PRIMARY FUNCTION AREA (for Section 305). An area of a building or facility containing a major activity for which the building or facility is intended. There can be multiple areas containing a primary function in a single building. Primary function areas are not limited to public use areas. Mixed-use facilities may include numerous primary function areas for each use. Primary function areas include, but are not limited to, the customer services lobby of a bank, the dining area of a cafeteria, the meeting rooms in a conference center, as well as offices and other employee areas in which the activities of the public accommodation or other private entity using the facility are carried out. Primary function areas do not include: mechanical rooms, boiler rooms, storage supply rooms, employee lounges or locker rooms, janitorial closets, entrances or corridors. Restrooms are not primary function areas unless the provision of restrooms is a primary purpose of the facility, such as in highway rest stops.
PROPERTY LINE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
REGISTERED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.”
27.   Delete the definition of “registered design professional in responsible charge.”
28.   Revise the definition of “rehabilitation” to read:
REHABILITATION. Any work type described in this code undertaken in an existing building or existing structure, including addition, alteration, change of occupancy, relocation and repair.”
28.1.   Delete the definition of "relocatable building."
29.   Revise the definition of “risk category” to read:
RISK CATEGORY. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
30.   Revise the definition of “roof coating” to read:
ROOF COATING. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
31.   Insert the following definition:
SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
32.   Insert the following definitions:
SLEEPING UNIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
STORY. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
STORY ABOVE GRADE PLANE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
STRUCTURAL CHANGE (for Section 305). Changes to or rearrangement of the structural elements, plumbing fixture changes or changes to or rearrangement of the plan configuration of walls and full height partitions.
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (for Section 305). A load-carrying component of a structural system of a building, structure or facility, such as a foundation wall, column, strut, slab, beam, girder, truss or arch; or components of the primary structural frame.”
33.   Revise the definition of “technically infeasible” to read:
TECHNICALLY INFEASIBLE. An alteration of a facility that has little likelihood of being accomplished because the existing structural conditions require the removal or alteration of a load-bearing member that is an essential part of the primary structural frame, or because other existing physical or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of elements, spaces or features which are in full and strict compliance with the minimum requirements for new construction and which are necessary to provide accessibility.”
34.   Insert the following definitions:
TOWNHOUSE. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
TYPE A UNIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
TYPE B UNIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.
TYPE C UNIT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
34.1.   Revise the definition of "work area" to read:
"WORK AREA. The portion or portions of a building consisting of all reconfigured spaces as indicated on the construction documents. Work area excludes other portions of the building where incidental work entailed by the intended work must be performed and portions of the building where work not initially intended by the owner is specifically required by the Chicago Construction Codes."
35.   Insert the following definition:
ZONING LOT. As defined in Chapter 2 of the Chicago Building Code.”
(Amend Coun. J. 7-24-19, p. 3646, § 39; Amend Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14473, Art. IV, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 10-7-20, p. 21791, Art. IV, § 1)