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May 2019 declared as Building Safety Month

May 2, 2019

Mayor Peake issued a Proclamation declaring May 2019 as Building Safety Month in appreciation of the building professionals and building codes that keep us safe. This year’s theme is “No Code. No Confidence” recognizing that modern, regularly updated building codes and a strong system of code enforcement ensures the safety of individuals and the community in buildings where they live, work and play. Codes build Confidence.

Well-trained, motivated building safety professionals are key to creating and maintaining a successful built environment. 

  • A building official manages the development, administration, interpretation, application and enforcement of the codes adopted by their jurisdiction.
  • A permit technician assists in the issuance of construction and development permits to ensure compliance with the provisions of a jurisdiction’s adopted regulations and codes.
  • Plan reviewers are the first stop in the building evaluation process. They examine the construction documents used to describe a project, which include architectural, structural and construction elements like mechanical and plumbing drawings and calculations. These reviewers spot code compliance issues before construction even begins to ensure safety – and also save the builder time and money. 
  • Building inspectors review drawings and specifications for planned repairs of existing buildings, construction of new building projects and building sites being considered for development.
  • Code Enforcement Officers enforce compliance to building safety standards to protect the health and safety of the public.
  • A fire marshal develops and delivers fire prevention and implements public fire safety programs that provide for inspections of occupancies for life safety and fire issues in accordance with codes and standards adopted by their jurisdiction.