Building Safety Month

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May is Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is a month-long celebration of all aspects of building safety that helps families, employers and leaders understand and appreciate the best practices that keep the places where we live, work and play, safe.

Building codes help protect citizens from avoidable tragedies 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. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.

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2023 Building Safety Month

Join the Building Division in recognizing May 2023 as Building Safety Month! Our focus this year is to Prevent, Prepare and Protect. Each year, professionals across the building safety discipline participate in this educational and interactive campaign designed to highlight the importance of building codes. Building codes are vital to our modern environments as they ensure the safety of our spaces.

Week 1: Building Safety Starts at Home

Ensuring our communities buildings and industry are energy efficient is directly related to the City’s future resiliency. Building safety impacts our everyday life as family members, friends and individuals at home. Modern homes and buildings incorporate the latest building codes and are designed to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. While building safety professionals help maintain this system, there are things we can do at home to stay safe and help reduce the risk of fire.

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Week 2: Building Safety Professionals and You

Through robust training and continued education, our permit technicians, plan reviewers, and building inspectors ensure a safe, livable, and economically viable community.

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Week 3: Prepare Your Community

The Applied Technology Council (ATC) is a nonprofit focused on advancing engineering applications to reduce hazards. Through the use of engineered solutions, they focus on creating a society that is prepared to face diverse natural hazards. As part of their active strategic planning process, they critically examine the ethical values, equity, and diversity present in an internal processes and practices related to our staff, clients, and consultants.

Learn more about ATC including their training and engagement opportunities.

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Week 4: Advocate for Your Community

Plumbing Code, Green Building Code and other regulations help ensure water safety and conservation for our community, our environment and future generations. By cleaning 30 million gallons of water every day, the City of Boise’s Water Renewal Services keeps our city and river system clean and safe. It is the city’s largest municipal community asset, worth approximately $2 billion.

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Week 5: Solving Challenges Together

Clean water is the world’s most precious commodity, and public health depends on safe and readily available water. The building industry looks to increase water efficiency through innovative practices and technologies to ensure we protect our water for generations to come.

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