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COUNTDOWN TO 2020 BSM: Do-it-yourself proclamation guide offers opportunities to celebrate

Building Safety Month can start now with your Building Safety Month Proclamation Guide, a do-it-yourself kit online on the ICC website. The instructions, the language for the 2020 BSM Proclamations, suggestions for signing events, how to send your proclamation in and other ideas are in one spot to help you along. Who should sign the 2020 BSM Proclamation? Your city council and mayor. Your county commission chair. Your City Building Official on behalf of your department. Your Chamber of Commerce. Important stake holders in your community’s and state’s built environment. Building Safety Month is your profession’s opportunity to shine. The work you do everyday is designed to protect lives and property and to make communities stronger economically, more attractive and resilient. Share the spotlight with events and educational handouts. For more information about the campaign, visit www.buildingsafetymonth.org. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #BuildingSafety365.

2020 Building Safety Month’s weekly themes illustrate the reach and importance of the building codes

While the primary theme of the 40th annual Building Safety Month, “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World,” illustrates the broad appeal of the occasion, it’s the weekly themes that break down the wide variety of safety, economic and societal benefits communities enjoy by keeping their building codes updated with the latest model codes. The weekly themes are:

  • Week One, May 1-10: Disaster Preparedness
  • Week Two, May 11-17: Water Safety
  • Week Three, May 18-24: Resiliency. Sustainability. Innovation.
  • Week Four, May 25-31: Training the Next Generation


 Early-bird savings ends February 21 for 2020 Code Council Leadership Week April 28-May 1

Registration is open for the 2020 Code Council Leadership Week and Building Safety Conference of New Jersey, April 28 to May 1, 2020, at the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. This year’s conference will offer three days of building safety training from leading experts in the industry, expansive networking opportunities, educational sessions and much more. Interested attendees can click here to register. All are encouraged to register by Feb. 21, 2020, to take advantage of the conference’s early-bird savings. Early-bird registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free registration and hotel stay. Registration officially closes April 15, 2020. This year’s conference offers a variety of educational sessions led by industry experts and professionals. Seminars and training include:

  • 2018 Mechanical Inspector M2 Certification Test Academy
  • Fire/Life Safety Institute
  • Permit Technician Academy
  • 2018 IMC Design and Plan Review
  • 2018 IRC Essentials
  • 2018 IMC Combustion Air and Venting
  • Residential Sprinklers: Homes to High Rise
  • Common Fire Stop Issues


In order to register, attendees must print and fill out the full registration packet. Once complete, all packets should be sent to:

Building Safety Conference  802, Trenton, NJ 08625-0802

For more information about the conference, visit www.iccsafe.org/leadershipweek. For registration questions, contact the DCA Education Unit at 609-984-7820.




Atlantic City is the site for the spring meetings of the ICC Membership Council Governing Committees

The ICC Membership Council Governing Committees (except for the Global Membership Council) and the Major Jurisdiction Committee will be among those gathering in late April in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. The main event is the 2020 Code Council Leadership Week and Building Safety Conference of New Jersey (see next story below for details), a major Code Council event that features education opportunities for code officials. The conference schedule runs from Monday, April 28, to Friday, May 1, with the Membership Council meetings set for Thursday, April 30, from 8 to 11:45 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Interested attendees and industry professionals can click here to register.