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Recognize Building Safety Month in May

Building codes protect residents from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Our code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe!

To highlight the importance of building codes in Woodbury, the city is partnering with the International Code Council to recognize May as Building Safety Month. This year’s campaign, “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save,” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn.

Weekly Themes 

Week 1, May 1-9: Energy Innovation
The building safety industry is on the cutting edge of energy efficiency, building science and innovation. From green construction and resiliency to product evaluation, certification and codification, the International Code Council family of solutions is part of this technological transformation to make our buildings safer and our industry more advanced and adaptable.

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Week 2, May 10-16: Training the Next Generation
Well-trained, motivated building safety professionals are key to creating and maintaining a successful built environment. Training is important because it helps code officials avoid mistakes and accidents and properly enforce the code. The building safety field encompasses a wide gamut of specialties and offers many excellent career opportunities that contribute to the safety of the built environment.

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Week 3, May 17-23: Water Safety
Clean water is the world’s most precious commodity. According to World Health Organization estimates as of June 2019, 785 million people lacked even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water. Building, plumbing and green codes help guard it for future generations through proper construction, conservation and safe disposal.

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Week 4, May 24-31: Energy Innovation
Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. Advance planning for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath of a disaster. 

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