May has been deemed Building Safety Month by the International Code Council (ICC), which wants to make the public aware of what it takes to create and maintain safe and sustainable structures.

This year's theme is BUILDING SAFETY: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks. Each week of Building Safety Month spotlights a specific area of building safety.

Weekly Themes

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

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 ICC and its 50,000 members worldwide are coordinating the informational efforts through partnerships with the building construction, design and safety community as well as corporations, government agencies, and professional associations.

Building Safety Month campaign is aimed at increasing awareness about how building codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play.

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