NORWICH – At a recent meeting of the City of Norwich Common Council, Mayor Joseph Maiurano signed a proclamation declaring the week of May 6-12 “Building Safety Week.”
“Through the continuing attention to building safer for everyday life and in times of disaster, we enjoy the comfort and peace of mind of structures that are safe and sound,” the proclamation reads.
Building safety week was first observed in 1980. Sponsored by the International Code Council Foundation, building safety week promotes the use, enforcement and understanding of building and fire codes in everyday life.
“Safe and proper construction of buildings is rarely on your mind when you enter a home or building. Fortunately, the staff in the City of Norwich Code Enforcement Office thinks about building safety and fire prevention every day,” said a recent press release from the codes department. In an effort to raise awareness of building safety, the code enforcement office will be recognizing building safety and fire prevention through this year’s theme, Building Smarter... for Disasters and Everyday Life. The theme is especially poignant this year, given the flooding events in June and November.