May marks  International Building Safety Month
The International Code Council is recognizing May for the 38th year as Building Safety Month. The public awareness campaign is designed to help individuals, families and businesses recognize the importance of building safety and the importance of current safety codes and the role of code officials in creating safe, sustainable structures.
 During May, the Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community 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 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 really do save lives.” 

Weekly themes throughout the month will spotlight specific areas of building safety.


• Week One (May 1-5): Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities

• Week Two (May 6-12): Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology

• Week Three (May 13-19): Protecting Communities from Disasters

• Week Four (May 20-26): Safeguarding Our Water

• Week Five (May 27-31): Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow

Building Safety Month website