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May is Building Safety Month

The City of Indio is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, and will recognize the Building and Safety Team with a Proclamation at the City Council meeting on May 5, 2021.

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces 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 theme for Building Safety Month 2021 is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” This theme encourages all Americans to raise awareness about:

Importance of safe and resilient construction
Fire prevention
Disaster mitigation
Energy conservation
Water safety
Training the next generation
New technologies in the construction industry

Each week, watch for information on the City's social media channels about how the four themes of Building and Safety Month are applicable in Indio.

For example, during week one, our City Building Inspectors will highlight "Energy and Innovation" by explaining the solar photovoltaic requirements at new homes.