May is National Building Safety Month, an opportunity to raise awareness for safe and sustainable building practices. During National Building Safety Month we also acknowledge the hard-working and dedicated code enforcers and building officials responsible for ensuring our buildings are safe and sustainable. 

“During National Building Safety Month, we recommit to helping every community in America make all of its structures safer, more sustainable, and more resilient for the future.- White House Proclamation on National Building Safety Month. 

Building safety impacts everyone! Safe and resilient buildings ensure the well-being of individuals and communities. We celebrate National Building Safety Month by raising awareness for a different area of building safety each week. 

The first week of National Building Safety Month highlights that building safety starts at home. Building safety impacts our everyday life, from fire safety to home maintenance best practices.

The second week celebrates the many people we work with at ID360, building safety professionals! They play a vital role in enforcing codes and keeping our homes, schools, and businesses safe.

The third week focuses on protecting your home and your community from disaster. Building codes and climate action plans play a critical role to ensure our buildings can withstand natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires. 

During the fourth week, the community is asked to get involved! We all have a role in making sure the places where we live, work, and play are safe. From reaching out to your local media to advocating for building safety, everyone can make a difference!

During the final week of the month, we highlight the importance of water safety. There is much work to be done in the areas of conservation and efficiency.

National Building Safety Month serves as a reminder that safe and resilient buildings are the foundation of our communities. By prioritizing building codes, energy efficiency, disaster preparedness, and water conservation we create safe, healthy spaces.