Building Safety Month

2021 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 2021 is Building Codes Save. 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. Watch the 2021 Building Safety Month video now.

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 safety tips on Twitter & Facebook @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 or join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.

2021 Building Safety Month Events & Info

Building Safety Month: Week One
WEEK ONE: May 1-9

Building Safety Month: Week Two
WEEK TWO: May 10-16

Building Safety Month: Week Three
WEEK THREE: May 17-23

Building Safety Month: Week Four

WEEK FOUR: May 24-31


City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 104, Milwaukee, WI 53202

 Lake Tower, 4001 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221



International Building Code Council. Building Safety.

Get safety tips on Twitter @milwaukeeDNS. Join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.


For Kids

Download the activity book and earn your certificate as a Junior Code Official. 

Junior Inspector badge
Kids can get a FREE Junior Building Safety Inspector sticker and activity book by visiting the Service Counter at Home Depot on May 1.

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