Building Inspections and Code Compliance: Risk Management - Northwestern University

All campus buildings are regularly inspected by the Office of Risk Management, the Office of Research Safety and/or the local Fire Department. The buildings are inspected for existing and potential hazards and for compliance with local and federal codes. Building inspection reports are sent to the building manager for correction of violations.

The three most common violations are:

Code Compliance

The Office of Risk Management will provide aid to offices or departments that need help interpreting building codes. Inquiries often relate to building or room occupancy, the placement or addition of furniture and/or general safety concerns. Regulation codes include:

If you have questions about any of these codes or general safety concerns call the Office of Risk Management at 491-3253.