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FEB 2018

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34 • February 2018 www.concreteproducts.com NEWS SCOPE CONSTRUCTION The authority overseeing the widely adopted International Building and International Residential Codes will mark the 38th annual Building Safety Month with an unmistakable message: "Building Codes Save Lives." The International Code Council-led campaign is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May and raises awareness about the importance of current building codes and code officials' role in creating safe, sustain- able structures that communities can rely on for generations. ICC and its 60,000-plus members, along with a diverse partnership of construction, design and safety community professionals confer throughout the month with corpora- tions, government agencies, associations and nonprofit organizations to promote building safety via proclamations, informational events and legislative briefings. "Building Safety Month brings attention to issues that are not regularly considered unless disaster strikes. Modern codes and standards incorporate the latest technology and provide the safest, most resilient structures for our families and communities to protect against building failures, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, high-rise fires and other modern day disasters," says ICC CEO Dominic Sims. "Build- ing codes really do save lives." "The Code Council, in partnership with our members and stakeholders, works hard year-round to ensure that we work, live and play in strong, safe buildings. Through Build- ing Safety Month activities, we recognize the dedication of our code officials and celebrate the fact that the International Codes result in the highest level of building safety in the industrial world," adds ICC Board President Jay Elbettar, P.E. Weekly themes during the month will spotlight specific calls to action: May 1-5, "Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities"; May 6-12, "Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology"; May 13-19, "Protect- ing Communities from Disasters"; May 20-26, "Safeguarding Our Water"; and, May 27-31, "Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow." 'Codes Save Lives' to lead Building Safety Month takeaways A poster file can be obtained free of charge at www.iccsafe.org. Besser/AMG Rubber Gasketed Adjustable Box Culvert Equipment Precast Forms, Pipe & Shapes, Equipment, Batching, Mixing & Curing Solutions, Parts and Service BESSER IS PRECAST World Headquarters: 989.354.4111 CALL TODAY! 515.432.3553 Boone, Iowa

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