Development Services Celebrates Building Safety Month

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In May 2021, the City of Corpus Christi’s Development Services Department will participate in the 41st annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council. This campaign highlights the importance of building codes that protects communities in the face of disasters.

Building Safety Month is divided into four campaign themes:

Week 1 is about Energy and Innovation; green buildings and sustainable construction strategies reinforce the social health, life, and safety benefits that building codes offer, providing resilience to natural disasters and providing protection for areas that are not frequently exposed to temperatures below freezing.

Week 2, Training the Next Generation, the building industry will experience a loss of 80% of the existing skilled workforce over the next 15 years. The entire building industry is looking to mentor the next generation to help improve the built environment for everyone.

Week 3, Water Safety, focuses on water conservation through modern codes and standards with the latest technologies for safe plumbing systems in residential and commercial buildings and the safest, most resilient structures that protect against floods, hurricanes, and other modern-day disasters.  

Week 4 is about Disaster Preparedness, ways to prepare your family for any emergency. Building to the most up-to-date building codes can protect communities when preparing for disasters.

Learn more about Building Safety Month at For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Officer Chelsea Torres at 361-826-3234 or