Building Safety Month

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Building Safety Month is presented by the International Code Council, a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and resilient construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. 

First observed in 1980, the campaign raises awareness of critical safety issues from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency. This year we are celebrating Building Safety Month for the 39th year!

This year building safety is especially important as we continue to recover from devastating hurricanes and wildfires. Building codes save lives by incorporating the latest technology and providing the safest, most resilient structures for our families and communities. The International Codes, developed by the Code Council and adopted by our community, are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the U.S. and around the world.

Among the 64,000 members of the International Code Council that created Building Safety Month are code officials, plan reviewers, fire inspectors, architects, builders, engineers, design professionals, contractors and others in the construction industry, including staffers in the Town of Truckee Building and Safety Division who work to ensure the safety of the buildings where we live, work and play.

The campaign is supported by five core themes that will be highlighted throughout May of 2019:

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