Orange County Government Focuses on Training during “Building Safety Month” in May

Orange County Government Focuses on Training during “Building Safety Month” in May

Permit Analyst Elsa Guilbe greets a guest during Building Safety Customer Appreciation Day


The month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month by the U.S. Government and other government agencies around the world. Building Safety Month was founded by the International Code Council (ICC) 39 years ago. Orange County Government has been participating in Building Safety Month for more than 10 years.

The theme for Building Safety Month 2019 is “No Code, No Confidence.” All communities need building codes to protect their residents and infrastructure. Thorough building codes – adopted and enforced by well-trained professional code officials – protect all building structures within the community. This year’s topics include disaster preparedness, training and education, sustainability (with a focus on securing clean, abundant water for all), partnerships between construction professionals and homeowners, and innovations in building safety.

Orange County Division of Building Safety will host its fourth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 22 in the Atrium of the Orange County Administration Center, located at 201 S. Rosalind in Orlando. The event will encompass all the major themes with partner displays and information related to the month’s topics.

In addition to the signature event, the primary focus for 2019 will be training and education. The Division of Building Safety will offer multiple training opportunities for customers who wish to submit electronic permit applications on Fast Track, Orange County’s electronic development activity portal. There will also be opportunities for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing trade license holders to earn free Continuing Education Units.

The entire list of Building Safety Month events is available below and can also be accessed on Fast Track. For more information on Building Safety Month, contact Allyn Bencen at 407-836-2964














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