The International Code Council has announced the 39th annual Building Safety Month theme to be: No Code. No Confidence. Modern, regularly updated building codes and a strong system of code enforcement ensure that individuals and communities are safe in the buildings where they live, work, and play. As we face disasters on an unprecedented scale, from hurricanes and tornados to wildfires and earthquakes, building codes become increasingly important to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our families and communities.
Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety. The Code Council and its members, as well as a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design, and safety community come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings, and more.
Building safety is about preparing for the future. The Code Council, in partnership with its members and stakeholders, develops model codes that integrate new technologies and the latest advancements in building science. Building Safety Month is a chance to celebrate the entire building safety community and to educate others about the importance of the codes to each and every one of us.
The weekly themes for 2019 are: week one, May 1-5: preparing for disasters; week two, May 6-12: ensuring a safer future through training and education; week three, May 13-19: securing clean, abundant water for all communities; week four, May 20-26: construction professionals and homeowners as partners in safety; and week five, May 27-31: innovations in building safety.