Washington County proclaims May National Building Safety Month

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Building Safety Month logo 2016The Washington County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May National Building Safety Month in support of work performed by the Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT).

Founded by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month is celebrated in May by jurisdictions worldwide with a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. 

This year's campaign theme is "Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation, Resilience and Safety." The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes; a strong and efficient system of code enforcement; and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

Throughout May, LUT will partner with County departments and agencies to reinforce the importance of emergency preparedness, making aging-in-place resources available and promoting the science behind building safety code. 

LUT Building Services will have Building Safety Month materials available at the 2016 Public Works Weekend Fair at the Beaverton Farmers' Market from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land and to building and maintaining a great transportation system, balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator