May celebrates several safety awareness campaigns. One is the Building Safety Month promoted by the International Code Council (ICC). The goal of Building Safety Month is to educate individuals, families, and businesses on "what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.” According to the ICC website, 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 partners with many organizations to bring awareness to this month, one of which Mason Construction, Ltd. is also associated with, American Concrete Institute.
The Building Safety Month has weekly themes that move through various topics in building design.
WEEK ONE // May 1-7, 2017
Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals
WEEK TWO // May 8-14, 2017
Building Design Solutions for All Ages
WEEK THREE // May 15-21, 2017
Manage the Damage – Preparing for Natural Disasters
WEEK FOUR // May 22-28, 2017
Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency
Building codes help protect from disasters such as "fires, weather-related events and structural collapse.” Codes can be used to protect all types of structures, including work facilities, stores, homes, schools, and other buildings. It is important to organizations to stay up to date on the most relevant building codes for the structure they need.
History of Building Safety Month, from iccsafe.org:
For the last 37 years the worldwide Members of the ICC have celebrated advances in constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient buildings and homes. The ongoing support of Building Safety Month and the important role code officials play in public safety in the built environment comes from the President of the United States, governors, mayors, county executives and other government officials and construction industry professionals. The Building Safety Month campaign helps to improve public safety by increasing awareness about how building codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play.
One Team. One Vision. One Goal. – Everyone Goes Home Safe!