May 1 marks the first day of Building Safety Month 2023, the International Code Council’s 43rd annual campaign designed to increase awareness of building safety issues in homes, schools, and other global buildings.
“This year’s theme, ‘It Starts with You’, invites people to consider how building safety impacts nearly every part of their lives including their homes and families,” said Code Council President Michael Wich, CBO. “During Building Safety Month, we encourage people to become more aware of the building codes and standards that protect us from harm. We hope it leads to more discussions around what we can all do to create safer spaces to live, work and play.”
The weekly themes for this year’s campaign include the following:
Each year, the Code Council, its members, and communities around the world celebrate building safety through proclamations, educational events, and community gatherings. To view current proclamations, or submit your own proclamation to declare May as Building Safety Month, click here.
“Building safety is something many people take for granted,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “By becoming more aware of building codes and the important role they play in the built environment, we can take an active part in keeping our homes, schools, businesses, and communities safe and sustainable.”