SDCI and the City of Seattle are proud to participate in the International Code Council’s annual Building Safety Month campaign this May. The International Code Council’s goal and purpose is to showcase the work and mission of the codes, officials who administer them, and the positive effects the community can receive when they are administered. This is the 40th year of Building Safety Month. There are weekly themes throughout May to educate the public on important issues.
We’ll be conducting Facebook Live question and answer sessions in May. Follow us on Facebook for more information about these upcoming events. These sessions will follow these themes:
Week One: May 1- 10, Disaster Preparedness
- Seattle Fire Department
- Seattle Office of Emergency Management
- Seattle Department of Constructions and Inspections, Emergency Landslides and Earthquakes
- Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division
Week Two: May 11-17, Water Safety
- Seattle Parks Department
- King County Plumbing
- Seattle Public Utilities, Environment and Conservation
Week Three: May 18-24, Resiliency, Sustainability, and Innovation
- Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, Green Building Program
Week Four: May 25- 31, Training the Next Generation
- ICC High School Technical Training Program
- Washington Association of Building Officials, Code Official Accreditation Program
The Building Safety Month starts off typically with a Proclamation often signed by an elected official, Governor, Mayor, City Manager, or other members of the local government. During Building Safety Month we will conduct an information campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of building codes to keep people safe. We’ll be posting information on our website and social media. Feel free to connect with us on social media to share your ideas about building safety. You can find us on Facebook, SeattleSDCI, and on Twitter, @SeattleSDCI.
You can learn more about Building Safety Month on the International Code Council’s 2020 Building Safety Month webpage.