The Final Review

Burnham’s Blog and Knowledge Center

The Final Review shares the knowledge of Burnham’s experts in building permit expediting and code compliance. Learn about different jurisdictional building permit requirements, and stay up-to-date on the Americans with Disabilities Act and local accessibility standards. Follow the latest in sustainability, including building energy codes and sustainability design developments.

Supporting “The Best Show Ever” as Cavalia Returns to Chicago

Apr 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Created by Norman Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia’s new production “Odysseo” combines equestrian arts with aerial performance and live music along with elaborate sets and visuals in a stunning production.

The show features 65 horses and 48 performers in a 346’ x 240’ x 83’ main tent, billed as the largest tent currently touring, in a temporary city composed of the performance arena, stables, paddocks, and tents that travel to each stop on the show’s tour. 


Place and Space: the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Apr 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The Chicago Architecture Biennial debuted in 2015 as “The State of the Art of Architecture,” a three-month-long showcase of productions and exhibitions by an international group of architects, designers, and professionals that took place throughout the City of Chicago. 


New Chicago Rules Regarding Building Permit Privilege Suspension

Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

On March 29, 2017, the City of Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) published new rules regarding the suspension of building permit application privileges and licenses, registrations, and certifications (Rules) by the department. These Rules implement Ordinance 02016-8628, amendments (Amendments) to the Chicago Municipal Code (Code) designed to increase the Building Commissioner’s (Commissioner) ability to suspend building permit privileges and licenses, registrations, and certifications of those who don’t follow the Codes’ requirements. The new Rules became effective on April 8, 2017.


The Changing Landscape of Chicago’s Fulton Market District

Apr 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Moving away from its history as Chicago’s center for food processors and distributors, Chicago's Fulton Market District has become a magnet for large companies looking to relocate to spacious offices in the loft buildings found in the West Loop.

Through Burnham Nationwide’s involvement with the approvals process for new construction projects throughout the City of Chicago and through our services provided for tenant build-outs within the district, we have become familiar with the changing nature of this historically industrial area.


Target Store Renovations Blend Construction with Changing Consumer Habits

Mar 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Target plans to remodel the majority of its locations in a large-scale rollout over the next two years, with over 600 locations scheduled for updating by 2019. These changes will focus on refreshing existing Target locations, making the stores more digital-shopping friendly by functioning as distribution centers, and expanding their fleet of “flexible-format” store locations.