MADISON – Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed May 2021, as Building Safety Month
throughout Wisconsin. The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination applauds this action to raise awareness of the importance of building safety and to recognize the countless lives that have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by state and municipal agencies in Wisconsin. Building Safety Month is sponsored each year by the International Code Council.This year’s theme is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save”.
In his proclamation, the Governor recognizes “…building safety and fire prevention officials,
architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, plumbers, and
others in the construction industry, who work to ensure the safe construction of buildings and overall public safety…”
The proclamation reminds us “…of the critical role of our communities’ largely unsung
protectors of public safety – our local code officials – who assure us of the safety, efficiency, and livability of buildings throughout our state…”
Wisconsin has traditionally been a national leader in building code implementation, according to Robert DuPont, Founder of the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. In 1913 Wisconsin became the second state in the country, behind only the State of New York, to implement a state-wide building code for public buildings and places of employment.