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