Building Safety Month 2019: Partnering to Build Strong and Smart

Simpson Strong-Tie is proud to sponsor Building Safety Month. This annual event, which takes place over the entire month of May, is intended to raise awareness of building safety and all that it involves. The International Code Council pairs together professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety.

Each week of Building Safety Month is dedicated to a different aspect of building safety. Alongside ISO, the American Institute of Architects and APA, Simpson Strong-Tie is a cosponsor of week one, whose theme is “Preparing for disasters: Build strong, build smart.”

According to the ICC Building Safety Month website:

“Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. Planning in advance for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services, and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.”

The website offers five ways to secure your family and help the community.

Week one runs from May 1 through May 5.

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After joining us for week one, you can continue learning about Building Safety. Here’s the list of additional weeks and themes.

May 6–12: Ensuring a safer future through training and education

May 13–19: Securing clean, abundant water for all communities

May 20–26: Construction professionals and homeowners: Partners in safety

May 27–31: Science and technology lead the way