Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on the first day of fall. The profession of builder is important, since specialists must strictly comply with construction standards. It is very difficult to check the building and recognize it as safe, that is, to take responsibility for the safety of hundreds of people who will live or work there. Even a minor omission can lead to a terrible tragedy. That is why, on September 1, it is so important to express gratitude to builders and those who work in this area.
The origin of Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day is not known for certain, but the meaning invested in this holiday is clearly understood – respect for that part of the construction industry that often goes unnoticed and underestimated. The first building codes were in effect in Babylon in 1758 BC. These norms regulated not only the construction rules but also severe penalties for their violation. In America, building codes were adopted in 1625. The document approved the rules for fire safety and the use of building materials. The specialist’s task is to ensure the building remains stable and durable under any conditions, and this requires preparation and attention.
Risks of construction professions
- In America alone, about 250 million specialists visit 6,5 construction sites every day.
- Construction worker injury and death rates are higher than the national average. Every year, every tenth worker is injured while working.
- A fifth of deaths occur in construction professions, most often through electric shocks, which make up 9% of the total number of deaths at construction sites.
How to take part
If you work in the construction industry, celebrate this day with your colleagues. Joint events that bring the team together – people begin to trust each other more, and productivity increases. If your work is not related to construction, write about the holiday on your social networks, tell people about how difficult this profession is. Express your gratitude to everyone who builds houses.
When is Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day celebrated in 2023?
Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day is observed on September 1 each year.