Building Safety Month
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign held annually in May to help citizens understand what it takes to create and sustain safe structures. The theme for 2019 is No Code. No Confidence. Founded by the International Code Council, this campaign is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.
The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of:
- Modern, regularly-updated building codes
- Strong and efficient system of code enforcement
- Well-trained, professional workforce
As part of its participation, the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services will offer a staff pop-up and provide reference materials on safety in the City Hall rotunda during the week of May 20-24, offer safety tips on Twitter @milwaukeeDNS, and provide additional outreach opportunities to the community during the month of May (see schedule below and check back often for updates).
Residents are encouraged to participate in local events to learn more about safety, services and programs provided by the department.
Learn more about Building Safety Month at buildingsafetymonth.org or join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.
2019 Building Safety Month Events & Info
See scehdule below or download a printable PDF event schedule.
WEEK ONE // May 1–5
> Saturday, May 4, 11am-3pm – Village Ace Hardware, 2170 N Prospect Ave.
Visit the staffed DNS info table for resources and giveaways during the Eastside Grill Party (grill demos, giveaways, food samples).
> FREE DOWNLOAD - 10 IMPORTANT TIPS to remember for fire safety and awareness
WEEK TWO // May 6-12
> Friday, May 10, 8:30-11:30am - Brown Street Academy, 2029 N. 20th St.
School outreach table by DNS staff at Career Day. NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
> Saturday, May 11, 11:30am-2:30pm – Brady St. Firehouse, 1693 N. Franklin Pl.
Visit the staffed DNS info table for resources at the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) Community Relations 2nd Annual Open House. Activities for kids and adults including the famous MFD Wood Fired Pizza Oven!
> FREE DOWNLOAD - SAFETY 2.0 – Building Careers for Today’s Generation
> FREE DOWNLOAD - Value of Code Official Handout
> WATCH VIDEO - Code Officials: Building Safety Today for a Stronger Tomorrow
WEEK THREE // May 13-19
> Thursday, May 16, 9am-noon & 4-7pm - Home Depot, 4155 N. Port Washington Rd.
Visit the staffed DNS info table for resources.
> FREE DOWNLOAD - 10 IMPORTANT TIPS to remember for backyard and pool safety
> For info from Milwaukee Water Works visit milwaukee.gov/water
WEEK FOUR // May 20-26
> May 20-24, 8am-5pm - City Hall Rotunda, Display
The DNS Building Safety Month display and free reference materials will be set up in the City Hall (200 E. Wells St.) the week of May 20-24, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
> May 21-23, 10am-2pm - City Hall Rotunda, Staff Pop-Ups
Residents will have the opportunity to talk to DNS staff, pick up materials and ask questions from Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WEEK FIVE // May 27-31
> Thursday, May 30, 9am-noon & 4-7pm - Home Depot, 150 W. Holt Ave.
Visit the staffed DNS info table for resources and giveaways. Kids Workshop Safety Event to build a Field Goal Game from 4-7pm only, plus free junior inspector activity booklet and sticker.
> Download flier for the May 30 Kids Workshop Safety Event
> FREE DOWNLOAD - 10 IMPORTANT TIPS for green and sustainable building
> For info from the Environmental Collaboration Office visit milwaukee.gov/eco