City of Mesa News Article
Mesa participates in Building Safety Month
By: Kevin Christopher
05/13/13 2:28 PM

May 13, 2013
Development and Sustainability
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699  
Mesa, AZ – When you enter a house or other type of building, you assume it is safely and properly constructed, and complies with state and local building codes.  Fortunately, local safety experts work hard to ensure buildings are safe.  To help raise awareness of building safety, the City of Mesa Development and Sustainability Department proudly celebrates Building Safety Month during May. 
This year’s theme is “Code Officials Keep You Safe.”  The theme spotlights four different areas of building safety:  Fire Safety and Awareness, Disaster Safety and Mitigation, Backyard and Pool Safety and Energy and Green Building.   
Building safety and fire prevention 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.
The International Code Council, the sponsor of Building Safety Month, is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process.  Most U.S. communities, including Mesa, and many global markets choose the International Codes.
The Development and Sustainability Department has developed a Homeowners Guide to Building Permits.  The online guide gives you the basic information about building permits, when they are required, how to obtain them and the cost.   For more information, visit  

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