May is National Building Safety Month, a campaign highlighting modern-day building codes to ensure our homes, schools, and workplaces are safely constructed, sustainable, and more resilient for the future. This campaign reinforces the need to adopt and abide by regularly updated building codes, and how important it is to communicate now how building safety impacts nearly every part of our daily lives.
“The City of Glens Falls is proud to observe the 43rd Annual Building Safety Month and how building safety is a local and national initiative,” says Justin Reckner, Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Glens Falls. “The campaign makes the connection between building codes and everyone’s personal safety, as well as the important work done by building safety professionals in our communities. And, as a community, we need to recognize that the more we do to promote building safety, the better off everyone in our community will be.”
“All communities need building codes to protect their constituents from everyday disasters like fires,” continues Reckner. “Building safety is something many people take for granted. By becoming more aware of building codes and the important role they play in our community, we can understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work, and play.”
“Modern homes and buildings are required to meet the latest building codes which are designed to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks,” continues Reckner. “Building safety ICCprofessionals are the silent defenders of public safety. The confirmation that new projects meet codes spans every aspect of the life of a building from the bottom of the foundation to the top of the roof and everything in between.”
“Justin has done an admirable job in making the Building & Codes Department much more efficient,” says Mayor Bill Collins. “He’s faced many challenges during his first year as our Code Enforcement Officer and we fully support everything Justin continues to bring to our attention.”
“None of the issues Justin has faced or brought to light should be a surprise to anyone,” continues Collins. “All of the issues being enforced are part of the City, State, or Federal Code and are simply being enforced now.”
To review the 2023 City of Glens Falls Permit Fee Schedule, Zoning Map, or a Permit Application, please visit our website cityofglensfalls.com/113/Building-Codes.