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Pickering declares May building safety month with new initiatives

Pickering has declared May Building Awareness and International Building Safety Month.

"We got some new city-wide initiatives that the CAO [chief administrative officer Tony Prevedel] has put in place," says supervisor of building permits Brenda Yarush, "and one of those is community engagement. We wanted to engage the community more in community business."

The aim is to educate Pickering residents about the Ontario Building Code in light of the large number of renovations and other home improvements being done in the city. To this end, the city's created several guides, available in hard copy and as PDFs.

As chief building officer Kyle Bentley said in a press release, "The contents of the Building Code, and the overall permit process itself, can be overwhelming for people that are not typically exposed to the construction industry."

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Brenda Yarush

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