Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council’s Building Safety Month campaign continues into week four with a focus on how to promote building safety in your community. Advocating for the adoption and implementation of modern codes and standards can help create a safer built environment by ensuring that buildings are constructed to withstand disastrous events and incorporate the latest accessibility standards.
Week Four: Advocate for Your Community, emphasizes how we all play an important role in making sure the places where we live, work and play are safe.
“This week’s theme provides individuals with resources to raise awareness, educate and engage others about the importance of building safety,” said President of the Code Council Board of Directors Michael Wich, CBO. “We hope to empower individuals and key stakeholders to make informed decisions that can help create a safer, more resilient future for all.”
The U.S. President, along with hundreds of communities and organizations, have issued proclamations declaring May 2023 as Building Safety Month. View the proclamations or submit your own here.
2023 Building Safety Month sponsors include the American Gas Association, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Simpson Strong-Tie, American Institute of Architects, Open Gov, State Farm, and more. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
More information about Building Safety Month, including details regarding virtual events and downloadable resources, can be found at www.buildingsafetymonth.org.
To participate in Building Safety Month:
- Join us on social media and help spread the word. #BuildingSafety365
- Download the promotional toolkit to promote Building Safety Month.
- Discover resources for planning Building Safety Month events.
- Check out some of our member-generated content for Building Safety Month.
- Get kids involved and visit the Kids Corner for more resources.
About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.