Fairfax Building Safety Community Partnership Award Presented to Reston Accessibility Committee
April 30, 2013
In conjunction with this action, the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services presented its annual Building Safety Community Partnership Award to the Reston Accessibility Committee. The group was given the award for promoting safe access to buildings for people with physical disabilities.
The group participated in a state-sponsored study to look at amending the 2012 Uniform Statewide Building Code to make buildings more accessible to people with disabilities and incentivize universal design. Public hearings on the proposed code changes continue through July.
The Building Safety Community Partnership Award recognizes significant contributions towards ensuring building and construction safety in Fairfax County. It is presented annually during Building Safety Month.
Building codes address all aspects of construction, from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency. These codes protect people and property because they ensure that buildings are properly constructed and safe.
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