Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities
WEEK ONE // May 1-5, 2018
Whether you are going through a minor remodeling job or major construction, the code official wants your project to be a success. Building safety professionals play a major role in keeping the public safe. They can also help avoid potential problems that could cost you time and money.
Before you begin any work that involves construction, visit your local building department. They will explain the process, which may include getting a building permit, plan review and inspection. The process is designed to protect the home or building owner and the occupants. Code officials ensure that all buildings, including homes, businesses and places of public assembly are built to required building safety codes, which address structural stability, fire safety, exits, sanitation, electricity, energy efficiency and more. These building safety professionals are responsible for protecting public health, safety and welfare through effective code enforcement.
Today, most of the United States is covered by a network of modern building regulations ranging
in coverage from fire and structural safety to health, security and conservation of energy.
Public safety is not the only byproduct afforded by modern codes. Architects, engineers,
contractors and others in the building community can take advantage of the latest
technological advances accommodated by these codes with viable savings to the consumer.