Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2014 as Building Safety Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 2014 as Building Safety Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, New York's continuing efforts to address the critical issues of
safety, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainability in the
built environment affect its citizens, both in everyday life and in
times of natural disaster, and give New Yorkers confidence that its
structures are safe and sound; and
WHEREAS, Confidence in building safety is achieved through the
devotion of vigilant guardians-building safety and fire prevention offi-
cials, architects, engineers, builders, laborers and others in the
construction industry-who work year-round to ensure the safe
construction of buildings; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated members of the International Code Council develop
and implement the highest-quality codes to protect Americans in the
buildings where we live, learn, work, worship, and play; and
WHEREAS, The International Codes, the most widely adopted building
safety, energy and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by most
United States' cities, counties and states; these modern building codes
also include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters
such as hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires and earth-
quakes; and
WHEREAS, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code
Council and International Code Council Foundation, to remind the public
about the critical role of communities' largely unknown guardians of
public safety - local code officials - who assure citizens of safe,
efficient and livable buildings; and
WHEREAS, The theme for Building Safety Month 2011 is: "Building Safe-
ty: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks"; it encourages all Ameri-
cans to raise awareness of the importance of building safe and resilient
construction; fire prevention; disaster mitigation; backyard safety;
energy efficiency and new technologies in the construction industry; and
WHEREAS, Building Safety Month 2014 encourages appropriate steps
everyone can take to ensure that the places where we live, learn, work,
worship and play are safe and sustainable, and recognizes that countless
lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local
and state agencies; and
WHEREAS, Each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, Americans
are asked to consider projects to improve building safety and sustaina-
bility at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential
service provided to all of us by local and state building departments
and federal agencies in protecting lives and property; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body reaffirms its commitment to fostering
continuing attention to building safety, and encourages all New Yorkers
to participate in Building Safety Month; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2014 as Building
Safety Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo. Governor of the State of New


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