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It's Building Safety Month!

It's Building Safety Month!
Posted on 05/10/2022
In May 2022, New Hope will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the Internal Code Council, its members, and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action,” raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work, and learn.

Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes and the officials who enforce the codes are essential to helping communities become affordable, resilient, and energy-efficient. The City of New Hope recognizes that confidence in the buildings that make up our community is achieved through the devotion of building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, laborers, plumbers, and others in the construction industry who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings.

“New Hope’s code enforcement officials are a critical part of public safety in the community,” said New Hope Community Development Director, Jeff Sargent. “Building Safety Month creates awareness about the important work these individuals do on a daily basis to ensure safety in the spaces where individuals live, work and learn.”

The regulation of building construction in the United States dates back to the 1700s. Today, the International Codes, developed by the Code Council and adopted by our community, are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the U.S. and around the world.

Learn more about Building Safety Month at buildingsafetymonth.org or join the conversation on social media using #BuildingSafety365.
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