Sunday, November 28, 2021

Celebrating Building Safety!

Join the Planning and Development Service Department in celebrating Building Safety during the month of May!

This month-long campaign recognizes all aspects of building safety and reinforces the need for adoption and implementation of modern, regularly-updated building codes. These codes help individuals, families and businesses by creating safe, sustainable structures constructed in a manner that minimizes risk of injury and property damage.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens. Model building codes, adopted and enforced by well-trained, professional officials are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, stores and entertainment venues. The City of Southlake recently adopted the latest International Building Codes in April of this year.

“Our staff members: Permit Technicians, Code Enforcement Officers, Fire Officials, Building Inspectors and Plans Examiners are also known as First Preventers, who play a major role in protecting property and making sure Southlake families and the community is safer and more resilient,” stated Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker. “Success is measured as a non-event; therefore, their mission is to prevent harm by ensuring compliance with building safety codes before a disaster occurs.”

The International Code Council identified five core themes that will be highlighted throughout the month of May:


The Planning and Development Services Department was presented a proclamation by Mayor Laura Hill on May 1 to commemorate the occasion.