Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month!

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. 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.

The campaign is presented by the International Code Council and its 57,000 members worldwide along with a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community. Corporations, government agencies, professional associations, nonprofits and more come together to support Building Safety Month because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.

In recognition of the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play, the Town of Wake Forest Inspections Department is a proud supporter of Building Safety Month.


Weekly Themes

  • May 1 - 7: Aging in Place: Building Solutions for all Ages
  • May 8 - 14: Home Safety: The Science Behind the Codes

  • May 15 - 21: Learn from the Past

  • May 22 - 28: Residential Fire Safety: Building Codes—A Smart Investment

 

Building Safety Month Events

The Inspections Department will sponsor/participate in several events and activities to bring attention to the importance of ensuring safe and sustainable structures.


Kick-Off Event
Saturday, April 30 ~ 10 am - 2 pm
Town & Country Hardware, 910 Gateway Commons Circle 

The Town of Wake Forest Inspections Department invites area residents to a Building Safety Month Kick-Off Event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 am - 2 pm at Town & Country Hardware, 910 Gateway Commons Circle. The free event will include free hot dogs while they last, games, prizes and more.

During the event, Inspections staff will be onsite to answer questions about building safety, best practices, and the building permit process. Guests can also learn about the services the department offers, including Express Residential Plan Review, and talk one-on-one with department staff. 

The Wake Forest Fire Department's Fire Safety House will also be on site. The Fire Safety House is used to teach elementary school children how to safely evacuate their home in the event of fire. 


Meet in the Street
Saturday, May 7 ~ 10 am - 5 pm
South White Street, Downtown Wake Forest

The Inspections Department invites area residents to stop by the Town of Wake Forest tent during Meet in the Street. Inspections staff will be on hand to answer questions about building safety, best practices, and the building permit process. Visitors can also learn about the services the department offers, including Express Residential Plan Review, and talk one-on-one with department staff. 


Friday Night on White
Friday, May 13 ~ 6 - 9 pm
South White Street, Downtown Wake Forest
The Inspections Department invites area residents to stop by the Town of Wake Forest tent during Friday Night on White. Inspections staff will be on hand to answer questions about building safety, best practices, and the building permit process. Visitors can also learn about the services the department offers, including Express Residential Plan Review, and talk one-on-one with department staff. 


Home Depot - CANCELED DUE TO THREAT OF RAIN
Saturday, May 14 ~ 10 am - 2 pm
Home Depot, 11915 Retail Dr. 

The Inspections Department invites area residents to stop by Home Depot on Saturday, May 14. Inspections staff will be on hand to answer questions about building safety, best practices, and the building permit process. Visitors can also learn about the services the department offers, including Express Residential Plan Review, and talk one-on-one with department staff. 


Stop By Town Hall
As part of the month-long observance, the Inspections Department will offer informational displays, videos, and brochures in the ground floor lobby of town hall. Area residents are invited to stop by town hall during normal business hours to speak with Inspections staff one-on-one about building safety and codes, permitting, and inspections as they pertain to common residential projects like decks, kitchen and bath remodels, and screened porches.


A Special Thank You to our Building Safety Month Prize Contributors