Simpson Strong-Tie is joining other industry associations and organizations in supporting the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2018 Building Safety Month in May. As co-sponsor of one of the campaign’s theme weeks, Simpson Strong-Tie is encouraging the industry and the general public to learn more about the role of building codes, officials and other professionals in making buildings, homes and decks safe and strong.

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign conducted by the ICC each May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. This year’s campaign theme is “Building Codes Save Lives.”

The five-week campaign spotlights specific aspects of building safety through weekly topics — “Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities,” “Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology,” “Protecting Communities from Disasters,” “Safeguarding Our Water” and “Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow.” The overall goal is to drive home the importance of adopting modern, regularly updated building codes; implementing a strong and efficient system of code enforcement; and developing a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. To learn more about the campaign and how to get involved, visit

“We’re proud to be an annual sponsor of Building Safety Month,” said Karen Colonias, president and CEO of Simpson Strong-Tie. “Our structural products help people build safer, stronger homes, buildings and decks. It’s only fitting for us to sponsor Week One’s theme of Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities.”

As a sponsor, Simpson Strong-Tie has several resources that help support the initiatives of Building Safety Month, including educational materials for designing and building homes and other structures that can resist earthquakes and high winds, as well as for constructing and retrofitting code-compliant wood decks. These resources can be found on the Simpson Strong-Tie homeowner website, Additional information for professionals is available at and