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Building Safety Month 2021: What You Need to Know

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Building Safety Month 2021: What You Need to KnowThis May, the International Code Council (ICC) celebrates the 41st anniversary of Building Safety Month. The month-long event celebrates and promotes advances in the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient buildings. 

According to the ICC, “Safety in the built environment is an essential component of maintaining public health.”  Today, more than ever, there is a need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes. And, building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues from disasters such as fire, weather-related events, and structural collapse. Our code officials work diligently to keep the public safe, every day.

Building Safety Month also helps individuals, families and businesses understand exactly what is needed in order to create safe and sustainable structures. The month-long event is broken into four weeks, each with a specific focus. These include:

  • Week One, Energy and Innovation
  • Week Two, Training the Next Generation
  • Week Three, Water Safety
  • Week Four, Disaster Preparedness


About Telgian

Since 1985, Telgian has provided innovative fire, security and life safety systems testing, inspections and maintenance, consulting and engineering/design services, keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Telgian is a trusted partner to companies around the globe, providing solutions throughout the US and abroad. The company is headquartered in Phoenix with regional offices across the nation, in Canada and Latin America. We offer our clients a single-source solution for all of their fire protection, security and life safety needs through two focused business units including:

Telgian Engineering & Consulting LLC. This full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consulting firm specializes in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. TEC provides professional services related to the protection of people, property, information and organizational mission against preventable losses Services include strategic and enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, and operations continuity consulting, as well as construction administration services.

Telgian Fire Safety. This company’s expertise includes testing, inspections and repair of Fire Life Safety Systems such as Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Emergency and Exit Lights, Special Hazards, Backflow Systems, and Clean Agent Systems, as well as Fire Alarm Monitoring. TFS specializes in service to multi-location properties, as well as large single-campus facilities. The company services more than 50,000 locations annually throughout the US and abroad, providing a centralized approach and standardized way for clients to manage a Fire and Life Safety Program including Inventory Tracking, Capital Replacement Programs, Budgeting and Forecasting.

Our industry-leading experts, within both Telgian Engineering & Consulting and Telgian Fire Safety, are active in global code development organizations, as well as industry-leading organizations such as NFPA, ICC and SFPE.

Media interviews and information, please contact:

Ms. Susan McNeill, Corporate Communications Manager

Phone: 480-621-5031


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