At its April 23 meeting, Milton’s City Council joined city building inspector Wade Greene, pictured with Mayor Joe Lockwood, in naming May Building Safety Month.
The theme, “An International Celebration of Safe and Sensible Structures” highlights four areas: Energy and Green Building; Disaster Safety and Mitigation; Fire Safety and Awareness; and Backyard Safety.
“When building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings during and after construction, we help to ensure that the places where you live, learn, work, worship and play are safe,” said Greene.
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.
“Public safety is our number one concern,” said Greene. “During Building Safety Month and all year long, building safety and fire prevention officials are here to help protect you, your family and our community.”
Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council Foundation (ICCF), a non-profit subsidiary of the Code Council. For more information, click here.