Building Safety Month, as established by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May. Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of: 1) up-to-date model building codes, 2) a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and, 3) a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. Florida State University Building Code Administration, a section of the Environmental Health and Safety Department, is the jurisdiction charged with ensuring code compliance on FSU properties.
Who Needs Building Codes?
All communities, including University communities, need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather related events, and structural collapse. Model building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, retail stores, and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe throughout the built environment. Building Safety Month is a month-long celebration of all aspects of building safety that helps families, employers, and leaders understand and appreciate the best practices that keep the places where we live, work and play, safe.
For more information about the International Code Council and Building Safety Month, go to: