April 25, 2016

May Is Building Safety Month

The Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will observe Building Safety Month (BSM) in May to increase awareness of the importance of building safe and sustainable structures. This year DPS is promoting their new website designforlifemc.org to support the theme of Building Solutions for All Ages. Design for Life offers homeowners and businesses property tax credits for building and renovating homes that will be accessible for everyone.

BSM highlights the work DPS does all year to provide safe and secure communities and contribute to the economic vitality of the County by providing the highest quality of public service while ensuring compliance with Montgomery County’s development and construction standards.

This year’s topic, Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation, Resilience and Safety will be supported by weekly themes that spotlight a specific area of building safety and fire prevention:
  • Week One, May 2-8, Building Solutions for All Ages 
  • Week Two, May 9-15, The Science behind the Codes 
  • Week Three, May 16-22, Learn from the Past, Build for Tomorrow 
  • Week Four, May 23-29, Building Codes: A Smart Investment 
DPS is offering free deck maintenance inspections during the month of May to ensure you kick off the summer season with a safe deck. Call 311 or 240-777-0311 to schedule your appointment during the month of May only.

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy reading about improvements in construction site safety - will be looking forward to these events!

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