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May is Building Safety Month

Safety for All: Building Codes in Action

Safety in the built environment is an essential component of maintaining public health, making Building Safety Month more relevant now than ever. Join us in celebrating virtually and in-person through social media, events and digital educational materials for kids and adults.

Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe. Building Safety Month celebrates advances in constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient buildings and homes around the world.

Week One: Energy and Innovation

Safety and sustainability rely on the action at the individual and community level. The building safety industry is focused on creating safe & sustainable construction by addressing the key areas of energy efficiency, building science, and innovation.

Read more about planning for a safe and sustainable tomorrow.

Interested in seeing the Wilders Grove Solid Waste Services Facility? Then we have a tour for you! Join us three Fridays in May from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is limited to 20 attendees per tour.

Week Two: Building Safety Careers

The City of Raleigh employs many building safety professionals: trade inspectors, permit technicians, fire marshals, and building officials to name a few. There is a tremendous work opportunity for qualified candidates seeking a job in the building industry, including code officials.

Week Three: Disaster Preparedness

One of the best ways for communities to prepare for disasters is to build to the most up-to-date, modern building codes. Disaster mitigation through the adoption and enforcement of building codes provides you, your family, and your community protection in the event of a natural disaster.

Advance planning for natural disasters helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population during an event, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services, and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath.

Week Four: Water Safety

Building, plumbing, and green codes help guard our potable water for future generations through proper construction, conservation, and safe disposal. Code officials are vigilant protectors of our water supply. Because of their dedicated service, you can turn on the tap in your home and draw sufficient, clean water.

Want to learn more about where our water comes from? Take a virtual tour of Raleigh's water supply sources. 



Katie Dombrowski
Planning and Development
Communications Manager


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