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First observed in 1980 as Building Safety Week, DCRA observes Building Safety Month 2012
DCRA participates in Building Safety Month
May 1st is the beginning of the international celebration of safe and sensible structures.
When you enter a house or building, most likely you assume it is safe and was properly constructed in accordance with building codes. Fortunately, your local safety experts work hard to assure building safety Across the nation, leaders and communities are promoting the use and understanding of these topics to protect lives and property. A 2011 Presidential Proclamation declared May Building Safety Month across the country. During the last three years, nearly 6,000 people and more than 135 jurisdictions from across the United States have issued proclamations, declarations and letters of support for Building Safety Month.
Thanks to Mayor Vincent C. Gray, this year is the first year ever that the District of Columbia has issued a proclamation for Building Safety Month and our ongoing partnership with the International Code Council (ICC).
Building safety and fire prevention codes address all aspects of construction, such as structural soundness of buildings, reliability of fire prevention and suppression systems, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency and sustainability. To ensure buildings are safe requires the active participation of building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, builders, engineers, contractors and others in the construction industry, as well as property owners.
DCRA will be out and about promoting a new theme each week for the entire month of May. Including our main event at Home Depot on Saturday, May 19th from 9 am – 12 pm.
Please spread the word, invite your friends and family, and join us if you can!!