Building Safety Month

Prevent, Prepare, Protect


Week One - Energy and Innovation

The building safety industry is on the cutting edge of energy efficiency, building science and innovation. From green construction and resiliency to product evaluation, certification and codification, the International Code Council family of solutions is part of this technological transformation to make our buildings safer and our industry more advanced and adaptable.

The International Codes (I-Codes), developed by the Code Council, are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world. For decades, our codes and standards have addressed energy efficiency and sustainability by incorporating the latest innovations in science and technology, and we remain committed to working with member jurisdictions and industry partners to bring the right building products and practices to market, labeling new homes and structures as more efficient, and spreading the word about the need for wiser resource usage and building resilient structures.

Visit ICC for more information and Join the International Code Council on May 5th for a free virtual event on "International Energy Conservation Code"

Week Two - Training the Next Generation

The building industry will experience a loss of 80 percent of the existing skilled workforce over a 15 year period.  In fact, the entire building industry, including code officials, is looking at a severe workforce shortage of qualified candidates.  

Visit ICC for more information about Building Careers for Today's Generation, including programs like:

Join the International Code Council on May 13th for a free virtual event on "Networking"

Week Three - Water Safety

Clean water is the world's most precious commodity.  Building, plumbing, and green codes help guard it for future generations through proper construction, conservation and safe disposal.  Code officials are vigilant protectors of our water supply.  Because of their dedicated service, you can turn on the tap in your home and draw sufficient, clean water.  

As a homeowner or renter, you need to pay attention to the water supply to your home even if your community offers water and sewage treatment.  If there are faulty or no backflow protectors in your home, cross-contamination can happen even while residents are filling their backyard swimming pools, drawing some of the pool's chlorine into the home.

American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) - YouTube

Visit ICC for more information including Water Efficiency and Swimming Pool and Backyard Safety.

Join the International Code Council on May 19th for a free virtual event on "Hot Water Safety"

Week Four - Disaster Preparedness

Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency.  Advance planning for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and wildfires helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.  Here's how you can help your family and community:

  • Build to the latest codes
  • Prepare your family
  • Protect your home
  • Benchmark your community's resilience

Visit ICC for more information about Disaster Preparedness.

Join the International Code Council on May 25th for a free virtual event on "The Future of Building Codes and Hazard Mitigation"