Theme Announced for 2021 Building Safety Month in May

The International Code Council has announced the theme for its 41st annual Building Safety Month. Held each year in May, the 2021 event will emphasize “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” With attendees’ safety top of mind, all Building Safety Month events will be held virtually this year. The educational and interactive campaign is meant to raise awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work, and learn.

Each year, the Code Council, its 64,000 members, and professionals across the building safety landscape highlight the importance of building safety though proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings, and more.

The weekly themes for Building Safety Month are:

  • Week One (May 1-9): Energy & Innovation
  • Week Two (May 10-16): Training the Next Generation
  • Week Three (May 17-23): Water Safety
  • Week Four (May 24-31): Disaster Preparedness

“With society placing greater emphasis on safety within both public and private buildings, Building Safety Month is more relevant than ever in educating the public about the increasingly important role modern building codes play in keeping our homes and communities strong and resilient,” said Code Council chief executive officer Dominic Sims, CBO.

More information about Building Safety Month, including details regarding virtual events, can be found at

To view and download this year’s campaign poster, click here, and follow along on social media using the hashtag #BuildingSafety365. To download resized posters for web sites and social media platforms, click here.

About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is a nonprofit association that provides a wide range of building safety solutions including product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification, and training. It develops model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable, and resilient structures.