Starting this week, the International Code Council and its members and partners are leading the month-long Building Safety Month campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to bring awareness to the significance of building codes and recognition to building safety professionals ensuring safety to professionals in the industry.
The first week’s theme, “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save” focuses on energy codes and standards as an important factor to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gasses. Per the International Code Council press release, each subsequent week will focus on a specific theme that is critical to building safety including Training the Next Generation, Water Safety and Disaster Preparedness.
Virtual educational webinars are available throughout the duration of the campaign such as, International Energy Conservation Code: 2021 Changes, Getting Involved in the 2024 Process, presented by Code Council, AMCA and RESNET. Other webinars include, Meet the ICC Membership Councils, Codes and Standards, How Are They Different and How are Codes Developed?, and more.
"The forty-one years of momentous Building Safety Month celebrations are a direct result of the dedication and passion of Code Council members and building safety professionals," said Code Council Board President Greg Wheeler, CBO in the Code Council’s press release announcing the safety month celebration. "We are proud to see industry professionals going above and beyond to spread awareness about building safety through hosting virtual events, engaging in social media, and sharing resources with their communities. This voluntary effort speaks to the heroic roles our building safety professionals continue to hold, keeping their communities safe during the pandemic and ensuring a resilient future."
Per the council’s press release on the safety month campaign, more information about Building Safety Month, including details regarding virtual events and downloadable resources, can be found at: www.buildingsafetymonth.org. Interested individuals can also follow along on social media using the hashtag #BuildingSafety365.
- Register for upcoming educational sessions here.
- View and download this year's website and social media graphics here.
- Join the Twitter #CODEversation. Every week throughout Building Safety Month the Code Council will post a series of questions related to each weekly theme.