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City of Avondale participates in worldwide campaign to promote building safety

Post Date:05/01/2019

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City of Avondale participates in worldwide campaign to promote building safety

In May 2019, City of Avondale Building Safety Division is participating in the 39th annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. First observed in 1980, Building Safety Month raises awareness about critical safety issues from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency.

Building codes and the officials who enforce them are making our families and communities safer and more resilient. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes result in resilient structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage. In the wake of a disastrous hurricane season, rampant wildfires and devastating earthquakes, building safety is even more important. Building safety affects everyone, and modern, updated building codes save lives.

This year’s themes are: May 1–5, Preparing for Disasters: Build Strong, Build Smart; May 6–12, Ensuring a Safer Future Through Training and Education; May 13–19, Securing Clean, Abundant Water for All Communities; May 20–26, Construction Professionals and Homeowners: Partners in Safety; and May 27–31, Innovations in Building Safety.

“When our building safety and community risk reduction experts inspect buildings and review construction plans to ensure code compliance, they help to ensure the buildings where you live, work and play are safe,” said Brett Harris, Chief Building Official. “We work closely with homeowners, homebuilders, contractors, plumbers, electricians, and other construction industry trade professionals to provide for the public safety and welfare of our community.”

The City of Avondale has adopted the latest versions of the International Construction Codes developed by the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. These codes are the most widely used and adopted building safety codes in the U.S. and around the world.





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