Building Safety Month

Celebrate Building Safety Month This May

Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety.

For more than 43 years, Building Safety Month has reinforced the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

The 2024 Building Safety Month theme is “Mission Possible”, and each week focuses on a specific topic:

  • Week 1 (May 1–5): Understanding the Mission
  • Week 2 (May 6–12): Preparing a Building Safety Plan
  • Week 3 (May 13–19): Learning from the Pros
  • Week 4 (May 20–26): Engaging Your Community
  • Week 5 (May 27–31): Celebrating Success in Building Safety

Visit the International Code Council for resources and information to help you celebrate this May!

Get Involved

  1. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about events throughout the month of May.
  2. Join @IntlCodeCouncil in celebrating those doing the important work of keeping our buildings safe through a social media post with #BuildingSafetyMonth2024 and #BuildingSafety365!
  3. Learn more about nationwide building safety efforts through the International Code Council.


Building Safety Month Open House

May 22, 2024
Drop by between: 8am – 12pm

215 Church Avenue SW
Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building,
Planning Conference Room
First Floor, Room 181

The City of Roanoke Building Safety Department is hosting an open house in honor of Building Safety Month. This event will provide an introduction and refresher on eTRAKiT, the department’s online permit portal.

Attendees will learn about the various features of eTRAKiT and how to use it to apply and track their permits through the entire process. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the system and ensure you can efficiently manage your permits!

If you’d like more information, please contact:

Tommy Hahn, Building Official

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