May is Building Safety Month
Bartlett’s Building Department observes Building Safety Month each May to raise awareness of the safety and fire codes that protect both the economic value and the structural integrity of the homes and buildings in the Village. These modern building codes, developed by the International Code Council and implemented by the Building Department through permitting and inspections, also include safeguards for natural disasters, such as snowstorms, tornadoes, wild fires, floods and earthquakes.
“Building Codes Save Lives,” the theme for Building Safety Month 2018, encourages you to recognize the importance of building safe and resilient construction and to obtain proper permits before you start a home construction project this spring and summer.
Building permits are required because your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with Village codes, the value of your investment is reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to make costly repairs. Also, by following code guidelines, the completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, your friends or future owners.
Visit www.buildingsafetymonth.org for more information from the International Code Council.