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Building Safety to Host Cookout

Post Date:05/16/2019 9:39 AM

The City of Amarillo Building Safety Department is participating in the 39th Annual Building Safety Month with a cookout on Saturday (May 18) at Home Depot, 2410 Georgia Street in Amarillo. The cookout will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Building Safety Month is a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. First observed in 1980, Building Safety Month raises awareness about critical safety issues from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems and energy efficiency.

“When our building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings and review construction plans to ensure code compliance, they help to ensure the places where you live, work and play are safe,” said Ismael “Izzy” Rivera Jr., Building Official for the City of Amarillo. “We work closely with homebuilders, contractors, plumbers, roofers and other construction industry trades to provide for the public safety of our community.”

Building codes and the officials who enforce these codes make families and communities safer and more resilient. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes result in resilient structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage. Building safety affects everyone, and modern, updated building codes save lives.

Today, the International Codes, developed by the Code Council and adopted by the community, are the most widely-used and adopted set of building safety codes in the U.S. and around the world.

Local events to celebrate Building Safety Month include meet and greet your Building Safety Department Code Officials. They will be available to answer any code, permitting, plan review or inspection process questions.

Learn more about Building Safety Month at or join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.

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