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Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits Recognizes May as Building Safety Month

Initiative Highlights Fire and Backyard Safety,

Disaster Preparation and Mitigation, and Energy Efficiency

Annapolis, Maryland (May 4, 2015) — Anne Arundel County’s Department of Inspections and Permits will observe Building Safety Month throughout May alongside building departments worldwide.


Established in 1980, the annual initiative, sponsored by the International Code Council Foundation (ICCF), seeks to promote the use, enforcement and understanding of building codes and standards to ensure public safety. It also recognizes professional code enforcement officials who are required to continue training and education in order to keep current with code changes and technological advances in the built environment.


Modern building codes regulate a myriad of safety systems including design and structural requirements, fire prevention, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, property maintenance, energy efficiency and zoning.


This year’s theme “Resilient Communities Start with Building Codes,” will highlight a specific aspect of building safety each week during the month of May.  Topics include fire and backyard safety, disaster preparation and mitigation, and energy efficiency. 


Anne Arundel County is an active member of the International Code Council and proud to recognize and promote Building Safety Month.


For more information about Building Safety Month, go to, or to learn more about Anne Arundel County’s building codes, go to

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