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Posted on: April 22, 2022

May is Building Safety Month

Edina, Minn., April 22, 2022 – The City of Edina is among communities worldwide that are celebrating Building Safety Month in May, raising awareness about building safety.

The Edina City Council recently signed a proclamation encouraging residents to commit to improve building safety and to acknowledge the essential service provided by local and state building departments, fire prevention bureaus and federal agencies in protecting lives and property.  

The 42nd-annual Building Safety Month is a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action,” raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn.

Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes and the officials who enforce the codes are essential to helping communities become affordable, resilient and energy and water-efficient. Building Safety Month provides homeowners, government officials and the public with the necessary information and resources to prepare and protect our built environment. 

“We are coming into construction season and Building Safety Month is a great reminder to obtain the required permits for code compliance and safety,” said Chief Building Official Dave Fisher.

This year’s campaign themes are: May 1-8, Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow; May 9-15, Exploring Careers in Building Safety; May 16-22, Understanding Disaster Mitigation; May 23-31, Creating a Safe & Abundant Water Supply.

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

For more information about Edina’s Building Inspections Division, visit

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