Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.
The campaign is presented by the ICC and its 50,000 members worldwide along with a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community. Corporations, government agencies, professional associations, nonprofits and more come together to support Building Safety Month because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.
Building Safety Month has earned the highest recognition in the past three years with Presidential Proclamations from President Barack Obama.
You can expand recognition for 2014 Building Safety Month with an official proclamation from your Chapter, Association and local, state and national leaders.
Themes for 2014
This year’s theme is BUILDING SAFETY: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks. Each week of Building Safety Month spotlights a specific area of building safety.
- Week One // May 5-11, 2014 Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place
- Week Two // May 12-18, 2014 Code Officials: Helping Homeowners Weather the Storm
- Week Three // May 19-25, 2014 Code Officials: Surround Your House with Safety
- Week Four // May 26-31, 2014 Code Officials: Building A Brighter, More Efficient Tomorrow