May is Building Safety Month

2019 Building Safety Month display case in the atrium of the City BuildingBuilding Safety Month is a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Municipalities with well-enforced, up-to-date codes demonstrate a better loss experience and a better Insurance Services Office (ISO) classification, and insurance rates can reflect that. Code officials work diligently to keep the public safe