Building Safety Month Photos

Building Safety Month Photos

Building Safety Month Photos

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Richland County Permit Specialists take part in celebrating Building Safety Month. Standing from left to right: Nicole Dail, Catrice Hickman, Kecia Lara, Andrea Hannah Dennis and seated is Tina Gooden. The Southwestern Ohio Building Officials Association supported Building Safety Month in conjunction with the National Public Service Recognition event held in Cincinnati. Chapter member Dennis Weneck was one of many who helped by hosting the SWOBOA booth. Governor of Hawaii addressing the ICC HACBO Chapter. He emphasized Saying “I’m here to assure you (County Building Officials) that I understand the importance of the job you do. Everyone (citizens around the state) depends on you…I want resilient construction, high quality, no ‘Jim-crack-stuff’, no second best. No excuses as to why we were not ready for a disaster. You have an important job to do and I need you to make the tough decisions to give Hawaii the quality construction we deserve. The State Building Code Council is doing its job, and I’m dependent on you to advise me (the Governor).”

Patrick Nnaji, Chief Mechanical Engineer with the County of Fairfax, and Andrew Wilson, Building Official, with the City of Fairfax, Virginia presenting a plaque to US Fire Administrator Chief Ernest Mitchell, Jr. for his participation at the City’s BSM event. David Karmol represents ICC at the BSM event in Fairfax, Virginia on May 2. At its May 7th meeting the Harford County Council recognized May as Building Safety Month by issuing a resolution which was officially read and presented. A briefing was given on the ICC Technical High School Program, recognizing that the program started in Harford County. From left to right: William Boniface President of the Harford County Council, Richard Truitt, Deputy Director Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits (DILP) and ICC Board Member; Sara Yerkes Senior Vice President, ICC Government Relations ; Adam Huche, student at Harford Technical High School who is preparing to take IRC Building Inspector Exam; Charles Hagan, Principal of Harford Technical High School, and Jim Ellwood Senior Plans Examiner Harford County (DILP), and Liaison to ICC HSTTP.

Ronald Piester, President of ICC Board of Directors, displays a copy of the Congressional Record remarks made by Congressman Chris Gibson for Building Safety Month. The official record recognizes the expertise, leadership, and influence of ICC and code officials around the country in developing the codes and keeping Americans safe. In the photo, Ron Piester, Nick Czajka and Matt Sheehey from the office of U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 19th District of New York. The City of Scottsdale set up a Building Safety Month display at their “One Stop Shop.” The “One Stop Shop” is a single point of service for all development occurring within the City of Scottsdale. All submittals to the Planning, Building, Engineering, Transportation, Utilities, and Inspection Services departments, from pre-development applications to the issuing of building permits to the certificate of occupancy and beyond are made at the One Stop Shop Counter.

Citrus Heights, Calif.: Susan McLendon (Community Development Technician II), Steve Miller (Mayor), Jeannie Bruins (Council Member), Jeff Slowey (Council Member), Sue Frost (Council Member), Mel Turner (Vice Mayor) and Greg Anderson (Chief Building Official). Citrus Heights, Calif. Staff members, Council Members and a representative from Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s office and State Senator Jim Neilsen’s office. During a Neighborhood Meeting in Citrus Heights, Calif., Dawson McLendon learns many of the securities and safety rules enforced by the city’s code officials in order keep the community and many communities across the U.S. safe and resilient.

West Carrollton Building Inspector Renee’ Snodgrass and Engineer Rich Norton met with Cub Scout Pack 840 to discuss the importance of building safety in construction. The Scouts learned about why permits are required, building codes, safe construction practices, and bridge construction. The scouts were given information for constructing ramps if they choose to construct one as their future Eagle Scout Project. They were also presented with pins from the Ohio Building Officials Council to remind them of building safety.

DC Mayor Vincent Gray and DCRA Director Nicholas Majett met with local elementary school students at DCRA headquarters for the BSM kick-off and signing of the DC Building Safety Month proclamation.

Trang Huyn, Chief Building Official of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, beside a Building Safety Month display at city hall. Banners are displayed on ICC office buildings around the country in celebration of Building Safety Month. Building Safety Month messages are highlighted on an electronic billboard on Interstate 275 near Interstate 75 in Springdale, Ohio. Shown are messages being displayed on the billboard. Submitted by William McErlane, Building Official of the City of Springdale.

Members of the NYS Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC) and NYS Fire Marshals & Inspectors Association convened in Albany on May 7th to meet with members of the New York State Legislature for the 6th Annual Building Safety Month Lobby Day.  The NYS Senate passed a resolution declaring May as Building Safety Month.
(L to R) NYSBOC 1st Vice President Ed Cusato, Vice President NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Keith Fennelly, President of the Building Inspectors of Nassau County (BIANCO) Jim Gilhooly, Past President of the NYS Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC) Dan Casella, Senator Dean Skelos (Majority Leader), President of the NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Jeff Wilkinson, 2nd Vice President NYSBOC Don Mekulik, President of the Capital District Chapter of NYSBOC and NYSBOC Legislative Chairman Robert Cordell, and Vice President, ICC State and Local Government Relations Dorothy Harris. (L to R) President of the NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Jeff Wilkinson, 2nd Vice President NYSBOC Don Mekulik, NYSBOC 1st Vice President Ed Cusato, Assemblyman Sam Roberts (Onondaga County), Vice President, ICC State and Local Government Relations Dorothy Harris, Vice President NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Keith Fennelly, and President of the Capital District Chapter of NYSBOC and NYSBOC Legislative Chairman Robert Cordell. NYSBOC 1st Vice President Ed Cusato, Vice President NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Keith Fennelly, and President of the Capital District Chapter of NYSBOC and NYSBOC Legislative Chairman Robert Cordell, Assemblyman Daniel Stec (Essex, Warren, Washington, Saratoga Counties), President of the NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Jeff Wilkinson, and 2nd Vice President NYSBOC Don Mekulik.

The City of Alexandra, Virginia, Department of Code Administration held a Building Safety Month Kick-off event on May 1, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria (circa 1749), at City Hall on Market Square. The event included speeches from city leaders, raffle for door prizes provided by sponsors, BBQ, and burgers and hot dogs cooked by the Code Administration team. The department will continue public outreach by staffing an information Booth at Home Depot and placing team members at various Farmer’s Market locations (7) throughout the city during the month of May.

Presentation given by Mike Jorgensen, Building Official, City of San Clemente – Building Division, to the City Council. The City of San Clemente City Council signed an official proclamation recognizing Building Safety Month. On May 1, 2013, Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane officially proclaimed the month of May Building Safety Month in the City of Scottsdale. Mayor Lane presented the Building Safety Month proclamation to Bill Schweikert, a member of Scottsdale’s Building Advisory Board of Appeals. Representatives from the City of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., display their Building Safety Month Proclamation. Lee Clifton, ICC Government Relations Representative, was on hand to make the presentation to Trang Huynh, Building and Safety Director for the city. (L to R) Trang Huynh, Building & Safety Director, Sam Spagnolo, Mayor Pro-Tem, Lee Clifton, ICC Government Relations, Diane Williams, City Council member, Jennifer Quan, Public Services Tech III, Marc Steinorth, City Council member, Sergio Azula, Plan Check Engineer, George Sverlow, Senior Building Inspector Matthew Addington, Associate Engineer Bill Alexendra, City Council member.

Dave Pendley, Vice President of North Texas Chapter ICC and Building Official for City of North Richland Hills along with Penny Peterson, Assistant Building Official standing beside the display for the week 3 Open House with pool items, brochures and proclamations, etc. Pool and general contractors were invited to drop off brochures and information about their pool and companies for the public to pick up, along with providing refreshments and other handouts off the ICC website.

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