Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
This year’s campaign, Safety for All: Building Codes in Action, raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes and the officials who enforce the codes are essential to helping communities become affordable, resilient, and energy and water efficient. Building Safety Month provides homeowners, government officials, and the public with the necessary information and resources to prepare and protect our built environment.
This year’s campaign themes are: Week One (May 1-8), Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow; Week Two (May 9-15), Exploring Careers in Building Safety; Week Three (May 16-22), Understanding Disaster Mitigation; Week Four (May 23-31), Creating a Safe & Abundant Water Supply.
Planning for a Safe and Sustainable Tomorrow
10 Important Tips to Remember for Energy Efficient Homes
Exploring Careers in Building Safety
Kid's Activity Book
Each week, we will update this page with new data and activities designed to educate and inform.