Building Safety Month Sponsors
ICC is grateful for the companies and organizations that are making building safety a priority by helping to sponsor Building Safety Month.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship for the 35th Annual International Code Council's 2016 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.
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members—and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America’s energy needs.
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of an industry that provides approximately 400,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs. AWC members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.4 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.8 million jobs and contributes $227.6 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.
BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.
Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of code compliant, pressure-impregnated, and kiln-dried fire-retardant-treated lumber and plywood products. Pyro-Guard® and Exterior Fire-X® lumber and plywood are used in interior and weather-exposed applications, respectively. Both products are clearly labeled and carry the UL® mark. Pyro-Guard® and Exterior Fire-X® lumber and plywood are tested in accordance with the procedures outlined in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. The rigorous quality control procedures employed by Hoover are constantly reviewed and inspected by Underwriter’s Laboratories follow-up services insuring that the products are manufactured to the Science Behind the Codes.
ISO, a member of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies, is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk in the United States. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, we provide statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims data; policy language; information about specific locations; fraud-identification tools; consulting services; and information for marketing, loss control, and premium audit.
ISO provides information useful in many aspects of insurance underwriting, including evaluations of public fire protection, flood risk, and the adoption and enforcement of building codes in individual communities. Information on municipal services helps the communities with their efforts to manage and mitigate their risk.
Through the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) program, ISO assesses the building codes in effect in individual communities and how those communities enforce their building codes. The assessments place special emphasis on mitigation of losses from natural hazards. The prospect of lessening catastrophe-related damage and ultimately lowering insurance costs provides an incentive for communities to enforce their building codes rigorously — especially as they relate to windstorm and earthquake damage. With the participation and cooperation of thousands of communities across the United States, we are working together toward our ultimate goal: safer communities.
Koffel Associates Inc…internationally-recognized as experts for our knowledge of all aspects of fire protection related codes and standards, and fire protection engineering design, and code consulting. Our expertise stems from our active participation in the codes and standards development process and design guidelines generated from our close involvement in numerous industry task groups and industry associations — effecting change, protecting people and structures. Our code change submissions, design, code consulting, surveys, and third party reviews continue to ensure safety, risk mitigation, and compliance for new, expansion, renovation and existing building projects.
Expertly Engineering Safety From Fire
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 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 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive.
NTA serves our clients with a nationally recognized and accredited, third party testing laboratory to assist in the development of new and innovative products. We’re proud that our testing laboratory and product certification services are accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), a subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC). With unparalleled personal attention to detail during each phase of every project, from testing and inspection through certification, combined with quality auditors located throughout the country, we can meet the needs of all clients, no matter how challenging the product or environment.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is an organization dedicated to fostering greater understanding and use of precast and prestressed concrete. Founded in 1954, PCI is the technical institute for the precast, prestressed concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures and systems. It is from this Body of Knowledge that buildings codes, design guides, education, and certification programs are derived.
For 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company’s extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed.
The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry funded initiative established to promote the economic and environmental benefits of softwood lumber products in residential and non-residential construction. Programs and initiatives such as reThink Wood and WoodWorks are supported financial by the SLB with a focus on increasing the demand for appearance and softwood lumber products in the United States.
Using wood obtained through sustainable forestry practices in green building applications promotes a healthy environment and a strong economy. The softwood lumber industry is an important job creator and supports hundreds of local communities, many of them rural.
UL is a safety focused company with 120 years of proven excellence in science, technology, research and integrity. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, and products. Trust UL to help you achieve code compliant product designs and installations with UL's on-line database, ProductSpec. ProductSpec connects building material/system certifications and evaluation reports with specific code requirements. A ProductSpec Tutorial is available online. Use UL’s knowledge and expertise to achieve safe and sustainable code compliant installations.