Simpson Strong-Tie is joining other industry associations and organizations in supporting the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2018 Building Safety Month in May. As co-sponsor of one of the theme weeks during the campaign, Simpson Strong-Tie is encouraging the industry and the general public to learn more about the role of building codes, officials and other professionals in making buildings and decks safe and strong.
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign conducted by the ICC each May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign theme this year is “Building Codes Save Lives.” The five-week campaign spotlights specific aspects of building safety through weekly topics, Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities; Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology; Protecting Communities from Disasters; Safeguarding Our Water; and Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow. The overall goal is to drive home the importance of adopting updated building codes; implementing a system of code enforcement; and developing a professional workforce to maintain the system.
“We’re proud to be an annual sponsor of Building Safety Month,” says Karen Colonias, president and CEO of Simpson Strong-Tie. “Our structural products help people build homes, buildings and decks. It’s only fitting for us to sponsor the theme of the first week, Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities.”
As a sponsor, Simpson Strong-Tie has several resources that help support the initiatives of Building Safety Month, including educational materials for designing and building structures that can resist earthquakes and high winds, as well as for constructing and retrofitting code-compliant wood decks. These resources can be found on the Simpson Strong-Tie website. Additional information for professionals is available at strongtie.com/highwind and strongtie.com/softstory.