The Building Safety event was held at the Development Services Administration building on June 8, 2018, where staff created innovative stations to engage and teach the young campers about the building permit process.
Stations included building administration, structural plan review, plumbing plan review, electrical plan review, mechanical plan review, fire plan review and a hurricane preparedness and awareness station. To liven things up, staff got creative with their displays that included ping pong balls shooting out of toilets and explaining solar lighting.
“We wanted to bring the excitement and fun of what we do as a building department to the youth of our community,” explained Michael DiNorscio, Assistant Building Official. “If we are able to build a foundation of knowledge for them at a young age, hopefully, at least one child could possibly gain interest in becoming a safety professional and help build a safer tomorrow for our communities in the future.”
For more information on Building Safety Month or the Development Services Department, please visit the City’s website.
40 children participated in the Building Safety event
The Building Department processed over 8,000 permits in 2017
The Building Department issues 70 – 80 building permits and conducts over 270 inspections per day
On staff there are:
36 permitting and licensing technicians
23 inspectors including the Chief Building Official
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Thank you to the following people for making this event a success:
John Cosmo, Chief Building Official; Neha James, Permitting Manager; Andrew Trammell, Permitting Tech Support; Yvette Ramsey, Permit Tech; Diane Fisher, Office Supervisor; Jerry Solenski, Structural Inspector; Todd Schepers, Electrical Inspector; David Dukes and Tim Jurgens, Mechanical Inspectors; Ronnie Neus, Plumbing Inspector; Bob Lemons, Fire Inspector Paramedic; Paula Ursini, Firefighter Paramedic; Nicole Gasparri, Community Project Manager; and Angela Barretta, Organizational Development Administrator.