ICC is grateful for the companies and organizations that are making building safety a priority by helping to sponsor Building Safety Month.
The American Wood Council (AWC) is an ANSI-accredited developer of wood building standards, invested in educating the construction community about the structural and fire performance of the industry’s traditional and engineered wood products. AWC’s engineers, technologists, scientists, and building code experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for use by design professionals and building officials to assure the safe and efficient design and use of wood structural components.
LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive union of skilled construction workers and one of the most diverse unions representing public service employees.LIUNA members are crucial to building the energy infrastructure of the United States. Our work ranges from hydraulic fracturing to develop new sources of natural gas and oil, to constructing pipelines that bring energy to communities, to construction and maintenance of nuclear plants, wind farms and solar fields.A half-million strong, we are united through collective bargaining agreements which ensure family-supporting pay, good benefits and training which opens the opportunity for advancement.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., PCA takes an active role in industry advocacy for high-performance, resilient building codes; increased infrastructure investment; job creation; and sustainable design.
More than mere advocacy, the industry and PCA have taken strong initiatives that will not only help improve the state of the industry, but will also improve the state of the world around us. The development and promotion of a sample ordinance, called High Performance Building Requirements for Sustainability, which seeks to establish a new paradigm for sustainability in high-performance buildings, is one such example.
National Association of Home Builders
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80% of the new housing units projected for this year.
National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the leadership of the trillion-dollar apartment industry, bringing together the prominent owners, managers and developers who help create thriving communities by providing apartment homes for 35 million Americans. NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enables both members and the communities they help build to thrive.
Since 1956, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help support and strengthen the frames of homes, buildings and decks – making them stronger and safer. These products, including engineered metal connectors and fasteners, are often hidden inside walls, but play an important role in making sure a house stays together, especially during hurricanes, earthquakes or high-wind storms. Simpson Strong-Tie has an extensive product offering and many resources on its website, including a free Deck Guide and Seismic Retrofit Guide. For more information, visit www.strongtie.com.
Industry Statement on Resilience
The professional organizations listed below have recognized resilience as a key issue before the building industry and have committed their support of the Building Safety Month campaign theme “Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience; Minimizing Risks.”
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Sponsorship for the 34th Annual International Code Council’s 2014 Building Safety Month provides unmatched, high profile opportunities to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to the building safety and sustainability causes. Sponsorship will showcase your message and highlight your commitment for individuals and organizations in building code development, catastrophe management, emergency management, fire safety, green and energy construction, home improvement, home inspection, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, recreational safety, standards and testing and more.