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International Code Council Building Safety Month

Awareness Activities Hosted by American Wood Council

 

During the month of May, the American Wood Council will be celebrating the International Code Council's (ICC) Building Safety Month to raise awareness and help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

Along with ICC, AWC is committed to ensuring a resilient, safe, and sustainable built environment. AWC staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide education on their application. AWC is an official sponsor of ICC Building Safety Month Week 1 (May 1-5): "Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities," and will be hosting activities throughout the month to raise awareness.

We invite all, members and industry professionals alike, to participate in the following activities, share resources, and spread the word using #ICCBSM18.

 

Week 1 (May 1-5): "Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities"
AWC will be hosting a Twitter Q&A to discuss the importance of partnering with code officials to ensure our homes, workplaces, and public facilities are safe. Experts will discuss how the ICC code process works as well as how code officials ensure they are enforcing the most up to date codes, and resources to support them. You can participate on May 3rd at 2pmET by searching #AWCBuildingCodeChat on Twitter.
Week 2 (May 6-12): Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology
AWC will be sharing resources on wood's environmental advantages covering topics such as sustainability, green building, and designing our structures for long term energy efficiency. Look out for more on AWC's Twitter (@woodcouncil) and LinkedIn.
Week 3 (May 13-19): Protecting Communities from Disasters
Tune into AWC's Twitter Q&A on how to design with resilience in mind. Experts will discuss what constitutes a resilient building, how wood structures perform hurricanes and earthquakes, and code requirements to protect them. We'll get started at 2pmET on May 17 using #AWCResilienceChat2018.
Week 5 (May 27-31): Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow
AWC provides educational programs for students, educators, members, and industry professionals through two avenues: independent eCourses and live presentations. As an ICC Education Preferred Provider, AWC has over 100 free self-directed study courses available for code officials. Our member companies also support undergraduate and graduate education on timber engineering. Check out AWC's Twitter (@woodcouncil) and LinkedIn for additional information.
 
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