May Is Building Safety Month in Fairfax County
April 26, 2011
At its April 26 meeting, the Board of Supervisors declared May as International Building Safety Month in Fairfax County. Building codes are important because they protect people and property by ensuring that buildings are properly constructed and safe.
During the meeting, the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services presented its Community Partnership Award for Building Safety to the Foundation for Applied Technical Education Inc.
In honor of International Building Safety Month, residents can go to
select Home Depot stores on
May 7-8 to get free advice from building inspectors and engineers on how to make their homes safe.
Below is information about building code and permit requirements for typical home improvement projects:
- Carport Enclosures
- Decks | Typical Deck Details
- Finished Basements
- Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
- Retaining Walls
- Woodstoves and Fireplaces