Building Safety Month is presented by the International Code Council (ICC), 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.

To help raise awareness of building safety, the International Code Council (ICC) is presenting Building Safety Month during May. Building Safety Month is a public safety awareness campaign to help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable and energy-efficient homes and buildings.  The ICC is 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.

As part of the building community, BIA is keenly aware of the need for safer structures and will be presenting a series of posts here that correspond with each of the weekly themes.  This first week's theme is "Keeping Fire in Its Place", and as a durable, fire-resistant material, brick is a perfect exterior cladding choice to help create safer buildings.  In fact, these articles will help you learn more about exactly why that is the case: