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Education is Our Future                                                                          January 2018

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Countdown to EduCode 2018

Only 78 days until the 2018 edition of EduCode!
The event is set for March 19-23, 2018 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. Mark your calendar now. Click here to register. 
Committee Sign-Up

SN-ICC has several committees for 2018 that do the work of the association.  They include EduCode, Public Outreach, Communications and Membership.  To get further details and to volunteer your time, go to the SN-ICC website by clicking here. Click here for a sign-up sheet for a committee or you can do it at the next chapter meeting.

"Our volunteers are the heart of our association," said SN-ICC President Sam Palmer.  " Please help the chapter meet its mission and goals by signing up at the next chapter meeting to join one of our committees."
SN-ICC Jobs Available Page Updated

The SN-ICC Jobs available page on our web site now contains several postings from locations all over the US.  Check it out.
SN-ICC Scholarship Program Goes Live
David goldstein.

The SNICC Scholarships went live with the Clark County Public Education Foundation on October 10, 2017. These programs can be found at:, or you can contact David Goldstein for these opportunities. We have a variety of construction oriented scholarship programs for students of engineering, architecture or construction management). David L. Goldstein is Senior Associate/Partner, GeoTek, 702.374.6043 Cell or 702.939.1626 direct.
Code Corner

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 I promise I won't get water in the panel.


Your membership and participation in the Southern Nevada chapter of the International Code Council (SNICC) is critical to our success as one of the premier chapters in the US. Thank you for your support and commitment.
Caruso Named Executive Director

The SN-ICC Board of Directors has named Monica Caruso as executive director to replace retiring Bob Benedict.
Caruso is the former Public Affairs director for the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.  She has an extensive background in writing newsletters, planning meetings and working with association boards.
She is a former business writer, reporter and feature writer with the Las Vegas Review Journal.  Monica has a communications degree from Fordham University in New York and a certificate in public relations from UNLV.
Caruso begins her duties as executive director on January 2.

2018 Installation Banquet to be held Jan. 20 at Revere Golf Club

Register now for the 2018 SN-ICC Installation Banquet at a new time and place.
The banquet will be held January 20, 2018 at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson.  Register now to attend the swearing in of the 2018 Board of Directors, the presentation of the annual awards and lots of raffle items and fun. Registrations are required.
Firestop Seminar Set for Jan. 25
Firestopping has become a hot topic because of the new Firestop Inspector requirements in the International Building Code (IBC).  This training is designed for Plans Examiners, Fire and Building Inspectors, Contractors, Architects and Engineers. 
We will review the requirements of sections 714 and 715 of the IBC
fo r joint systems, perimeter containment, through and membrane-penetrations, discuss the new ASTM firestop inspection standards and you will receive an overview of draftstopping and the residential requirements of fireblocking.  

This program will also provide code compliant solutions along with helpful hints for plans examiners and inspectors.
The presenter will be Brice Miller.  Brice has over 25 years' e xperience as Building Official, Inspector and Plans Examiner and holds four International Code Council (ICC) certifications.  He has pro vided firestop presentations to most state ICC Chapters throughout the country and proposed the ICC firestop inspector certification that should be implemented in 2018, and was instrumental in th e development of the new ICC book, titled Firestopping, Joint Systems and Dampers.
To register for this program, click here .
SN-ICC Presents Check to HomeAid

SNICC Board members present check for $10,000 to HomeAid Southern Nevada during the SNHBA/HomeAid Installation and Awards Luncheon on December 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
December Chapter Meeting Featured Election of Board, Year-End Wrap-up and Award Presentation
The December 14 Chapter meeting included the nomination and election of the 2018 Board of Directors,  President Majid Pakniat's presentation of the Year-End Wrap-Up and the presentation of one of the association's annual awards.
Steve DiGiovanni presented the report of the Nominating Committee and offered the name of Sam Palmer of Clark County to be the 2018 President.  The vote was unanimous in favor.  He offered the name of Terry Kozlowski from North Las Vegas to be 1st Vice President. She was unanimously approved. He offered the name of Jim Gerren from Clark County to be the new 2nd Vice President.  The vote was unanimous in favor of the nomination.
He also noted that Majid Pakniat automatically becomes the Immediate Past President and that appointments of Treasurer and one Industry Director would be announced soon.
Majid als o presented the SN-ICC Special Appreciation Award to retiring Executive Director Bob Benedict in recognition of his four years of service to the association.
Majid then presented the 2017 Annual Report which can be found on the association's web site by clicking here.
UNLV Solar Team Thanks SN-ICC

Thank you to SN-ICC for supporting the 2017 UNLV solar Decathalon Team Las Vegas.
Upcoming Chapter Programs & Events  
January 20, 2018 
Annual Installation Banquet at Revere Golf Club. Click here to register 
January 25 
Firestop Seminar Click here to register.  
February 15, 2018 Chapter Meeting 
Robert Magro, Fantech, "Make-up Air System Training"