WASHINGTON, DC — The International Code Council’s Building Safety Month campaign enters its second week with an emphasis on the importance of building safety and professionals in the field. All communities need building codes to protect citizens from disasters, like fire and weather-related events. This week spotlights the professionals who work behind the scenes every day to keep the public safe and why they are society's first line of defense in protecting homes, offices, schools and more.
Week two: Building Safety Professionals and You will focus on the roles of building safety professionals and how understanding these roles can help to improve the built environment.
“During Building Safety Month, we acknowledge the important work done by building safety professionals who protect our communities every day as building inspectors, permitting technicians, plans examiners and more,” said President of the Code Council Board of Directors Michael Wich, CBO. “By forging a deeper connection between building safety professionals and their communities, we can create safer and more resilient places to live.”
2023 Building Safety Month sponsors include the American Gas Association, Society of Fire Protection Engineers(SFPE), Gypsum Association, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and more. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
“The Society of Fire Protection Engineers is proud to partner with the Code Council in showcasing the roles, competencies and life-saving work of fire protection engineers during Building Safety Month,” stated Kevin Mlutkowski, CAE, Director of Community Engagement, Marketing, and Communications, SFPE. “SFPE’s global community of members, chapters, and fire protection engineers work continuously to advance the scientific understanding and engineering principles of fire.”
More information about Building Safety Month, including details regarding virtual events and downloadable resources, can be found at www.buildingsafetymonth.org.Communities have begun to issue proclamations declaring May 2023 as Building Safety Month, including the President of the United States for the third year in a row. Submit a proclamation here.To participate in Building Safety Month: