Building Safety Month - May 2017
The Planning and Building Agency is proud to participate in Building Safety Month! For the last 37 years, the International Code Council (ICC), including building officials, building inspectors, fire officials and building department staff, have celebrated advances in building safety and the widespread interest in the campaign has grown. The support of the President of the United States, governors, city mayors, county executives, and other officials has further highlighted the focus on building safety.
Building Safety Month provides education for the public about solutions that improve the safety, sustainability and resiliency of building, infrastructure and communities. Properly administered and up-to-date safety codes reduce loss of life and property damage, especially in the event of a fire or disaster. Contemporary planning, building materials, design and construction can make our communities more resilient to weatherization and natural disasters.
Building Safety Month unites industries, associations, academia and government under a common goal to protect the public by creating a safe and resilient building environment.
Check the Permit and Plan Check counter for helpful handouts and information on the building codes and how they help you! Watch for special events and other opportunities to learn more about Building Safety Month!
This year's theme is Code Officials – Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth. Each week of Building Safety Month spotlights a specific area of building safety.
Week One (May 1-17, 2017): Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals
Week Two (May 8-14, 2017): Building Design for All Ages
Week Three (May 15-21, 2017): Manage the Damage – Preparing for Natural Disasters
Week Four (May 22-28, 2017): Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy and Water Efficiency