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Building Safety Presentations: Earthquake Readiness and Building and Electrical Inspections

Join SDCI on May 20 for two virtual presentations aimed to help you make your home a little safer. Mayor Bruce Harrell has proclaimed May 2023 to be Building Safety Month in support of a national celebration of building safety sponsored by the International Code Council. As part of Building Safety Month, and in collaboration with the One Seattle Day of Service, SDCI is hosting two online presentations to help you be more prepared for the unexpected.

Image of several icons representing building safety.Mayor Bruce Harrell has proclaimed May 2023 to be Building Safety Month in support of a national celebration of building safety sponsored by the International Code Council. As part of Building Safety Month, and in collaboration with the One Seattle Day of Service, we are hosting two online lectures to help you be more prepared for the unexpected.

Preparing yourself when shift happens: Earthquake readiness for the city and household
Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 a.m. – noon
Learn about the different earthquake sources that can impact Seattle, what makes buildings vulnerable in an earthquake, and how building codes and retrofits increase life safety. Attendees will have ample opportunities to ask questions about earthquake scenarios, preparedness actions, and even recent international earthquake events.

Webex meeting:

  • Meeting link
  • Meeting number (access code): 2486 240 6074
  • Meeting password: w5hHx7wTDb3
  • Join by phone: 1-206-207-1700 (Seattle) or 1-408-418-9388 (United States Toll)

SDCI Building and Electrical Inspections Processes
Saturday, May 20, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn why building codes and inspections play such an important role during construction and how simple things can make our homes a little safer. Understand the SDCI electrical inspection process, photovoltaic and electrical home safety, electrical permits and hiring an electrical contractor to safely complete the work. Questions are encouraged during the presentation.

Webex meeting:

  • Meeting link
  • Meeting number (access code): 2486 002 3976
  • Meeting password: 3KMewb4kJ6p
  • Join by phone: 1-206-207-1700 (Seattle) or 1-408-418-9388 (United States Toll)

This year’s Building Safety Month themes include Building Safety Starts at Home and Prepare Your Community. Our presentations on inspections and earthquake readiness will help you understand how to make your home and community more prepared for emergencies by following the building and electrical codes, by earthquake retrofitting your home or building, and by completing all required building and electrical inspections.  These presentations are a great opportunity for you to meet with SDCI experts and ask questions about your specific project or situation. We are taking this opportunity to share our expertise to give back to our community on the One Seattle Day of Service.

We are proud to be part of the International Code Council’s Building Safety Month and to support the One Seattle Day of Service. Building Safety Month is held every May to help raise awareness of building safety issues. The One Seattle Day of Service is an opportunity for every Seattle neighbor to participate in volunteer opportunities to give back to neighborhoods across the city.

For questions about these presentations, please contact:

Wendy Shark
wendy.shark@seattle.gov
(206) 684-8443