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Record #: SO2011-5532   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/6/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 10/5/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-36 by adding new Section 305 requiring development of database of buildings containing truss construction systems
Sponsors: Silverstein, Debra L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 15 - Fire Prevention, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 36 Fire Dept.
Attachments: 1. O2011-5532.pdf, 2. SO2011-5532.pdf
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Title 15 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Chapter 15-14 as follows:
15-14-010. Definitions.
For the purposes of this Chapter:
"Truss" means a framed structural unit made up of a group of triangles arranged in a single plane in such a manner that if loads are applied at the points of intersection of the truss members, only comprehensive or tensile (nonbending) forces will result in the members.
"Truss construction building" means a building, excluding buildings that are classified wholly of primarily as a residential units under Chapter 13-56, in which the roof or floor is supported by trusses.
"Owner" has the meaning ascribed to the term "building owner" in Section 13-14-010. 15-14-020. Display requirement.
Every owner of a truss construction building shall, not later than 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, or 15 days after the completion of building outer wall construction, whichever is later, cause to be affixed and maintained a truss construction emblem on the front of the building. However, where truss construction buildings are part of a planned development, the emblem may be displayed at each entrance to the development in accordance with rules promulgated by the bureau of fire prevention, rather than on each individual building.
15-14-030. Registration requirement; fee.
Every owner of a truss construction building shall, not later than 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, or 15 days after the construction of exterior walls, whichever is later, register the building with the bureau of fire protection. The registration shall be on a form prescribed by the bureau of fire protection, and shall be accompanied by a registration fee of$75.
15-14-040. Truss construction emblem.
(a) The truss construction emblem required by this chapter shall have a bright and reflective color or be made of reflective material. The shape of the ...

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