City of Fontana Celebrates Building and Safety Month

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Fontana California


May 1, 2018

City Celebrates Building and Safety Month

Building and Safety Staff
City of Fontana Building and Safety Division Staff

Fontana, Calif.- Thinking about building a pool, attaching a room, constructing a fence or adding solar panels to your property? Then you'll want to visit the City of Fontana's Building and Safety Division to get your construction project off to the right start. Join the City of Fontana Building and Safety Division during the month of May to learn all about what it takes to create and maintain safe, sustainable structures in the community. The month-long celebration is an opportunity to bring awareness to the team of dedicated inspectors, plan checkers, permit aides and technicians who enforce building codes to protect lives, public safety and property. 

The Building and Safety Division helps homeowners, building owners and business owners create safe and sustainable structures through an efficient permit process that ensures compliance with modern building codes.

"Building and Safety month plays an important role each year in our department, because it gives the Division an opportunity to present our background and importance to the public. Whether you’re a homeowner or contractor, our information can be of important use no matter how big or small your proposed project is," states Building Official Gil Estrada.

Building and Safety Month (BSM), founded by the International Code Council is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May. This year’s theme for Building & Safety Month is Building Codes Save Lives. Each week in May, the campaign focuses on a unique topic that highlights one facet of what Building Code Professionals (like those at the City of Fontana) can do to serve their communities. Within each week, Fontana Building and Safety staff has organized educational activities to share about the profession.

Week One, May 1- 5: Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger Safer Communities 

  • Display in the Development Services Office with handouts and informational construction guidelines 

Week Two, May 6-12: Advancing Resilient Communities through Science and Technology

  • May 8- Do-it-Yourself Home Improvement Projects Q&A session on Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m. 
  • May 8- Building and Safety Month Proclamation at 7:00 p.m. (City Hall Grover W. Taylor Council Chambers 8353 Sierra Ave.)

Week Three, May 12-19: Protecting Communities from Disasters

  • Fire Department to host mini Expo to include a Fire Scene Trailer at City Hall parking lot from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Week Four, May 20-26: Safeguarding our Water

  • Display in the Development Services Office with water conservation information

Week Five, May 27-31: Improving Education and Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow

  • Display in the Development Services Office with building codes fact sheet and other informational handouts

Connect with the City's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor) to receive all the Building and Safety fun facts throughout the month and plan on joining us for our Facebook Live Q&A session dedicated to Do-It-Yourself home improvement projects on Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. @FontanaCA   

For more information about the Building and Safety Division call (909) 350-7640 or visit