The Department of Land Use is proud to observe Building Safety Month, an international campaign held annually in May to raise awareness about building safety. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of regularly updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand the best practices that keep our homes, workplaces, schools, and other structures safe.
All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from everyday disasters like fires, weather-related events such as floods, and structural collapse that follows deterioration over time of buildings of all kinds. Model building codes adopted and enforced by well-trained, professional code officials are society’s best way of protecting each other.
This year’s campaign, “Prevent, Prepare, Protect,” encourages all Americans to raise awareness about the importance of safe and resilient construction; fire prevention; disaster mitigation, energy conservation; water safety; training the next generation; and new technologies in the construction industry.
Each week we will highlight a different theme:
- Week 1: Energy and Innovation
- Week 2: Training the Next Generation
- Week 3: Water Safety
- Week 4: Disaster Preparedness
Visit the Building Safety Month website each week to see what's new!