International Code Council announces theme for 37th annual Building Safety Month.

Building Safety Month 2016 kick-off event in Prince William County, Va., with the signing of the Proclamation by Cory Stuart, chairman, Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
The International Code Council Family of Companies' theme for 2017 Building Safety Month — a worldwide public safety campaign celebrated in May — is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.

During May, ICC's 60,000-plus Members, along with other professionals in the construction and design community, will conduct events, including school assemblies, hosting information booths at builder supply stores, and implementing proclamation signing ceremonies to increase awareness about the importance of building and remodeling to modern codes and standards.

Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth will be supported by weekly themes that spotlight specific areas of the roles of code officials in building safety and fire prevention:

  • Week One | May 1-7 | Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals
  • Week Two | May 8-14 | Building Design Solutions for All Ages
  • Week Three | May 15-21 | Manage the Damage — Preparing for Natural Disasters
  • Week Four | May 22-28 | Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency
The Code Council will provide several resources to assist communities in promoting Building Safety Month, including strategies on how to set up an event, a fill-in news release, a sample proclamation, kids' activity pages, and much more. Many resources will be available for free download and others may be purchased from the ICC Store in the near future.

Building Safety Month also offers corporate sponsorship opportunities. For sponsorship information, please contact Sara Yerkes.