Building Safety Month focuses on benefits of building codes

May is Building Safety Month. Sponsored by the International Code Council and International Code Council Foundation, the annual campaign to highlight building safety reminds the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardians of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient, and livable buildings.

“Code Officials-Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth” is the theme for Building Safety Month in 2017. It encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of building safety; green and sustainable building; pool, spa and hot tub safety; and new technologies in the construction industry.

During its May business meeting, Kenton County Fiscal Court and Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann presented PDS’ Brian Sims, Chief Building Officer for PDS, with a proclamation declaring May 2017 as Building Safety Month (photo).

PDS encourages Kenton County citizens to join with their communities in participation in Building Safety Month activities.