May is Building Safety Month for the International Code Council and for communities around the world. But what makes the 2020 Building Safety Month special is it marks its 40th anniversary. Building Safety Month has grown to involve a broad coalition of partners and supporters. It raises awareness about the importance of building codes and a strong system of code enforcement so that homeowners, government officials and the public have the necessary information for ensuring safety in the spaces where they live, work and learn. The Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a range of construction and design professionals participate in this campaign to highlight the importance of building safety though proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. The weekly themes for 2020 are:
- Week One, May 1-10: Disaster Preparedness
- Week Two, May 11-17: Water Safety
- Week Three, May 18-24: Resiliency. Sustainability. Innovation.
- Week Four, May 25-31: Training the Next Generation
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. International partners include the Australian Building Codes Board, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand and the Ontario Building Officials Association.