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President Obama Declares May as
National Building Safety Month

For the second consecutive year, President Obama signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring May as National Building Safety Month. "We thank President Obama for recognizing the importance of building safety and join him in saluting code enforcement officials for their contributions to building safe and sustainable communities across the nation and around the globe," said Code Council CEO Richard P. Weiland.
The Presidential Proclamation reads, in part: "Whether protecting our communities from fires, floods, earthquakes, severe storms, or other disasters, building safety professionals play a critical role in making America safe, strong, and sustainable. This month, we celebrate their work, and we rededicate ourselves to ensuring our Nation remains ready and resilient." Click here to read the complete Presidential and other state and local Building Safety Month proclamations.

  5-4-3-2-1… Building Safety Month 2012 Is Launched!
May 1-6 was Launch Week for the 32nd Annual Building Safety Month celebration and this year promises to be the largest observance yet. Mike Holmes, HGTV celebrity and trusted contractor, kicked off the 2012 campaign on April 27 with a sequence of one-on-one satellite interviews with media and video news releases with pre-booked television reporters across the country. Holmes reinforced the "strong codes save lives" message for the tour held on the first anniversary of the 2011 tornado outbreak in the southeast region of the United States.
Holmes also recorded a public service announcement for use by code officials on local television stations, ICC Chapter websites and social media platforms, and for use in safety demonstrations and presentations. The PSA is available for preview here. Visit to download the PSA, and for other resources to promote your local Building Safety Month events. Holmes is hosting a Building Safety Month Live Chat Session at from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Eastern on May 9. Submit your questions in advance to

  BASF Launches BEYOND. Applied Building Science Program to
Help Build Tomorrow's Homes Today
In February, BASF introduced a program for sustainable residential construction–BEYOND. Applied Building Science–which emphasizes home energy performance and cost optimization efficiencies to offset expenses associated with advanced building techniques and upgrades. Click to continue.

  Building Safety Month Toolkits Make Your Activities a Success
It's not too late to gather the materials necessary for hosting local events in your community. Most resources in the printed 2012 Building Safety Month toolkit are available for download. As you know, toolkits include useful literature for outreach events, strategies for PR success, CODiE and CODEtte activity books, posters, brochures, and more.

Public relations toolkit
Kids activity books and stickers
Weekly tip sheets
Safety brochures
Sample proclamations

  Promote Your Proclamation Ceremonies and BSM Events Online
Building Safety Month has a number of ways for you to share your activities and see the kinds of events happening across the country throughout the month. Visit the Building Safety Month YouTube channel to post videos of your ceremonies and community events. Check back often to see what others are doing and look for new video tips from ICCF to help you have a successful building safety month.
Don't forget to snap photos of your events to post on the Building Safety Month Facebook and Twitter feeds or send them to us for the Building Safety Month photo gallery. Please submit the photos, videos and reports of your events to and we will upload them for you.

  Building Safety Month Schedule
Week One | Energy & Green Building Week | May 7-13
Week Two | Disaster Safety & Mitigation Week | May 14-20
Week Three | Fire Safety & Awareness Week | May 21-27
Week Four | Backyard Safety Week | May 28-31

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