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Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month
Posted on 05/09/2024
New Hope is participating in Building Safety Month in May 2024. This international campaign promotes building safety and is presented by the International Code Council, its members, and partners. This year's campaign, named "Mission Possible," aims to raise awareness about building safety on a personal, local, and global level. The New Hope City Council adopted a resolution in support of the monthlong recognition event at its April 8 meeting.

For more than 43 years, Building Safety Month has reinforced the need to adopt modern, regularly updated building codes. Building codes and local code officials assure us of safe, sustainable and affordable buildings essential to the prosperity of the New Hope community.

The City of New Hope acknowledges that the confidence in the buildings that make up our community is achieved through the dedicated work of building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, laborers, plumbers and others in the construction industry who ensure the safe construction of buildings.

Jeff Sargent, New Hope Community Development Director, said, "Our code enforcement officials are committed to supporting public safety within New Hope. Building Safety Month recognizes that the growth and strength of any city heavily depends on the essential role safe homes, buildings and infrastructure play within the community."

The regulation of building construction in the United States has a rich history dating back to the 1700s. Today, the International Codes, developed by the Code Council and adopted by our community, stand as a testament to our enduring commitment to building safety. They are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the U.S. and worldwide, providing a solid foundation for our community's security and trust.

To learn more about Building Safety Month, visit buildingsafetymonth.org or join the conversation on social media using #BuildingSafety365.
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