On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Village Board proclaimed May 2019 Building Safety Month in the Village of Sugar Grove. Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown protectors of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings that are essential to America’s prosperity.
Building codes and the officials who enforce them make our families and communities safer and stronger. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes result in resilient structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage. In the wake of a disastrous hurricane season, rampant wildfires and devastating earthquakes, building safety is even more important. Building safety affects everyone, and modern, updated building codes save lives.
The theme for Building Safety Month 2019, “No Code. No Confidence.” encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of safe and resilient construction. Building Safety Month encourages appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our built environment, and recognizes that the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies has saved lives and protected homes and businesses. The “No Code. No Confidence.” campaign highlights five areas each week of the month:
Week 1 – Preparing for Disasters: Build Strong, Build Smart
Week 2 – Ensuring a Safer Future through Training and Education
Week 3 – Securing Clean, Abundant Water for All Communities
Week 4 – Construction Professionals and Homeowners: Partners in Safety
Week 5 – Innovations in Building Safety
The Village of Sugar Grove will highlight information for each week on our Facebook page throughout the month of May.