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Tyler Participates in Building Safety Month

TYLER, May 1, 2013— To help raise awareness of building safety, the City of Tyler Development Services Department proudly celebrates Building Safety Month during May. Last year, President Barack Obama declared Building Safety Month nationally and governors, mayors and other elected officials across America signed proclamations supporting the public safety effort.

This year’s theme is “Building Safety Month: Code Officials Keep You Safe”. Each week of Building Safety Month spotlights a specific area of building safety: Fire Safety and Awareness, May (6%E2%80%9012); Disaster Safety and Mitigation, (May 13%E2%80%9019); Backyard and Pool Safety, (May 20%E2%80%9026); and Energy and Green Building, (May 27%E2%80%9031).

“When our building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings during and after construction, they help to ensure that the places where you live, learn, work, worship and play are safe,” said City of Tyler Development Services Engineer Michael Wilson. “Ensuring public safety is something we think about and do every day working with homebuilders, plumbers, roofers and other construction industry trades and contractors.”

Building codes address all aspects of construction, from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency. To ensure buildings are safe requires the active participation of code officials, fire inspectors, architects, builders, engineers, contractors and others in the construction industry, as well as property owners.

“Public safety is our number one concern,” said Wilson. “During Building Safety Month and all year long, building safety and fire prevention officials are here to help protect you, your family and our community.”

For more information please contact Development Services at 903-533-7434.

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