Building Safety Month
In May, New Castle County will observe Building Safety Month, in conjunction with the International Code Council (ICC) by hosting a series of events and educational opportunities for the community.
New Castle County’s Department of Land Use will offer a series of weekly events that will help the community understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures and its infrastructure. The theme for Building Safety Month 2018 is “Building Codes Save Lives”.
All communities need building codes to protect their residents and environment. Thorough building codes, adopted and enforced by well –trained professional code officials, are the best way to protect building structures in the community.
New Castle County’s Department of Land Use invites its valued partners to the following free events at the New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Friday, May 4 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet and greet with County building officials and partners featuring giveaways, refreshments and fun.
Tuesday, May 8 | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Thursday, May 10 | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
New Castle County’s Department of Land Use will offer free demonstrations and training of Land Use Online Services. Stop by and learn about GIS maps, Virtual Inspections and how to submit plans and apply for permits electronically.
Wednesday, May 16 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn about New Castle County’s Office of Emergency Management and the steps to prepare for disasters and response operations. Displays will be provided by personnel from New Castle County’s Office of Emergency Management and their partners.
Wednesday, May 23 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn about New Castle County’s GREEN NCC initiative and how the community can promote water conservation and efficiency. Displays will be provided to educate citizens on how building codes address water-related issues and creating a cleaner environment.
During Building Safety Month, New Castle County’s Department of Land Use will also promote the importance of the code official and improving education for a safer tomorrow with presentations to a local preschool children and high school students currently enrolled in vo-tech schools. Learn more on these events here.