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May 17

Celebrate Building Safety Month

Posted on May 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm by Clay Curtin

Building Safety Month is an international campaign every May to raise awareness about building safety. It reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. Building Safety Month is in recognition of the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play. 

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.