Building Safety Month

Mayor Bruce Harrell has proclaimed May 2023 to be Building Safety Month in support of a national celebration of building safety sponsored by the International Code Council. This year’s Building Safety Month themes include Building Safety Starts at Home and Prepare Your Community.

As part of Building Safety Month, and in collaboration with the One Seattle Day of Service, we are hosting two online lectures to help you be more prepared for the unexpected. These presentations are a great opportunity for you to meet with SDCI experts and ask questions about your specific project or situation. 

Preparing yourself when shift happens: Earthquake readiness for the city and household
Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 a.m. – noon
Learn about the different earthquake sources that can impact Seattle, what makes buildings vulnerable in an earthquake, and how building codes and retrofits increase life safety. Attendees will have ample opportunities to ask questions about earthquake scenarios, preparedness actions, and even recent international earthquake events.

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SDCI Building and Electrical Inspections Processes
Saturday, May 20, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn why building codes and inspections play such an important role during construction and how simple things can make our homes a little safer. Understand the SDCI electrical inspection process, photovoltaic and electrical home safety, electrical permits and hiring an electrical contractor to safely complete the work. Questions are encouraged during the presentation.

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We are proud to be part of the International Code Council’s Building Safety Month and to support the One Seattle Day of Service. Building Safety Month is held every May to help raise awareness of building safety issues. The One Seattle Day of Service is an opportunity for every Seattle neighbor to participate in volunteer opportunities to give back to neighborhoods across the city.

For questions about these presentations, please contact:

Wendy Shark
(206) 684-8443

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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