May is National Building Safety Month

The International Code Council (ICC) designates May as National Building Safety Month. The ICC hopes to “raise awareness of the importance of building safe and resilient construction, fire prevention, disaster mitigation, and new technologies in the construction industry.”

The theme for the 38th Annual event is “Building Codes Save Lives.” Each week will spotlight specific areas of building safety.

  • Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities
  • Advanced Resilient Communities Through Science and Technology
  • Protecting Communities from Disasters
  • Safeguarding Our Water
  • Improving Education and Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow

“Building Safety Month brings attention to issues that are not regularly considered unless disaster strikes. Modern codes and standards incorporate the latest technology and provide the safest, most resilient structures for our families and communities to protect against building failures, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, high-rise fires and other modern-day disasters,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.  “Building codes do save lives.”

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