May is National Building Safety Month

Campaign graphic: Building Safety Month 2023: "It Starts with YOU!" #BuildingSafety365

Building codes are critical to ensuring that all of a community’s buildings  are constructed to withstand natural hazards. In the earthquake-prone areas of the western United States, buildings should at least meet current life-safety seismic codes in order to keep people safe from structural collapse when a damaging earthquake strikes.

Be sure to join the International Code Council and other partners throughout earthquake country this month to get the word out and raise awareness about the importance of building code adoption — including regular updating and code enforcement! 

Learn more about Building Safety Month

Learn more about seismic building codes

See the Proclamation on National Building Safety Month, 2023

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