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May 31, 2019

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Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2020 EduCode conference and exposition scheduled for March 9-13 at the newly expanded Orleans Hotel & Casino Conference Center. 
Early registration will begin in late October. Please watch your mail and e-mail Inbox for the registration launch.

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Willdan Engineering seeks to hire a Building and Safety Plans Examiner..

 The State of Nevada Public Works Division seeks to hire a Building Construction Inspector 3; a Project Manager II, Architect; and a Project Manager II, Project Engineer in the division's Carson City office..

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Board of Directors
Terry Kozlowski
City of North Las Vegas
James Gerren, P.E.,
Clark County
1st Vice President
Arben Dema
City of Henderson
2nd Vice President 
Kevin McOsker, P.E., C.B.O.
City of Las Vegas

 Michael R. Gentille, C.B.O.
PCNA Group
Mo Jadid, P.E., C.B.O.
Bureau Veritas
 Sam Palmer, P.E., C.B.O.
Clark County
Past President
Alan R. Ellis, M.B.A., C.B.O.
EduCode Director
Monica Caruso
Executive Director 
SN-ICC Public Outreach Committee Chairperson Christa Bilbrey is pictured with Clark County Parks and Recreation Director Daniel Hernandez. Bilbrey presented ceremonial check of $2,500 from the Chapter to Clark County to help fund free toddler swim lessons. In addition, the Clark County Commission presented Bilbrey with a proclamation to recognize the Chapter's effort to promote swimming lessons and water safety.
SN-ICC Public Outreach Committee Chairperson Christa Bilbrey recenty completed the pleasant task of handing out checks on behalf of the Chapter to local governmental jurisdictions to help fund their toddler swim lesson programs.
The Chapter contributed $28,500 this year to local drowning prevention programs, including $2,500 to each jurisdiction in Southern Nevada. The money is used to provide free swimming lessons to toddlers and other young children.  
Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among Clark County children aged 1-4 years, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. There are an estimated 115,000 residential swimming pools, 5,800 residential spas and 4,000 commercial pools and spas throughout Clark County, making the risk of drowning ever-present.   
SN-ICC Public Outreach Committee Chairperson Christa Bilbrey, second from left, is pictured presenting ceremonial check for $2,500 from the Chapter to Pahrump officials to help fund free swimming lessons for children in the Pahrump community. The Chapter donated $2,500 to each local jurisdiction for free swimming lessons for toddlers and other young children. 
Chapter members are pictured at recent SN-ICC IBC class. 
Some 50 SN-ICC members attended the Chapter's "Significant Changes from the 2012 International Building Code to the 2018 International Building Code in Southern Nevada" class in May at the Henderson Inspection Services Building.  
The class provided the attendees with an overview of significant base code changes between the 2012 and 2018 IBC; a comprehensive review of adopted Southern Nevada amendments under the 2018 IBC; a review of the unique high-rise/mid-rise building design requirements in each Southern Nevada Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ); and a primer on the newly adopted 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) in Southern Nevada.  
A survey after the class indicated a very high level of satisfaction among the attendees.
The Chapter thanks and salutes the class instructors:

- Michael Gentille, C.B.O., president of PCNA Consulting Group and a SN-ICC board member;
- Jeff Grove, P.E, senior fire protection engineer/technical fellow at Jensen Hughes;
- Ed Kaminski, P.E., fire protection engineer at the Clark County Fire Protection Bureau;
- Brian Woodward, P.E., fire protection engineer at Fire Protection Engineers Inc.
The Chapter also thanks and salutes the City of Henderson Building & Fire Safety Department for hosting the class at its Inspection Services Building.
Please watch your email Inbox for announcement about the next SN-ICC educational class. 

Chapter President Terry Kozlowski, right, is pictured accepting Building Safety Month proclamations from members from the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association at the May Chapter Meeting. SNHBA secured the proclamations from the governor and local governmental councils and commissions. The proclamations were sent to the ICC Government Relations Department.   
The Chapter participated in the 39th annual Building Safety Month, a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
Building Safety Month was the theme of the Chapter Meeting in May. SN-ICC set up a display table with brochures and flyers from the International Code Council. There was a raffle drawing for an ABC-rated fire extinguisher.  
SN-ICC President Terry Kozlowski of the City of North Las Vegas Building & Fire Safety Division is pictured filling SN-ICC-sponsored literature holder with ICC Building Safety Month brochures provided by the Chapter to local jurisdictions.
Also, the Chapter provided building departments in Clark County, Nye County and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite and Boulder City with ICC's Building Safety Month materials to distribute to their clients and the general public.  
The campaign is presented annually by the International Code Council, its 64,000 members and diverse partnerships of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community, corporations, government agencies, professional associations, nonprofits and others involved in the codes.   
SN-ICC President Terry Kozlowski presents raffle-prize winner Vanessa Hogan of UNLV with prize of ABC-rated fire extinguisher at the Chapter Meeting in May. 
The Chapter set up a display of Building Safety Month brochures and flyers from ICC for attendees at the May Chapter Meeting.

Brian Thomas, president of Budget Fence Co., discussed electric gate codes and standards at the May Chapter Meeting. 
Chapter member, Brian Thomas, president of Budget Fence Co., presented information about the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 325 standard and "Click2Enter" technology as the guest speaker at the Chapter Meeting in May. 
The updated UL 325 standard is a safety standard for door, drapery, gate, louver, and window operators and systems. Specifically, it applies to electric operators for doors, draperies, gates, louvers, windows and other opening and closing appliances rated 600 volts or less.  
Click2Enter technology allows public safety agencies and authorized users to have gate access using radio transceivers instead of keys, codes and remote control actuators.    
The Chapter thanks Brian Thomas for the interesting and informative presentation.  
Chapter members and their guests at the "SN-ICC Night at the Aviators" game in May enjoyed great seats on the Party Deck at the new Las Vegas Ball Park. 
About 50 Chapter members and their guests enjoyed a very special members-only "SN-ICC Night at the Aviators" baseball game in May at the new Las Vegas Ball Park in Downtown Summerlin.  
Game-goers enjoyed a buffet of traditional baseball-game fare, such as hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings. Each attendee received two tickets for complimentary drinks at the bar.  
Brian Wolfe handed out the drink tickets.
The Chapter thanks and salutes our Membership Committee, and in particular, Chairman Jim Gerren of Clark County and Brian Wolfe of Knight Wolfe Design Group for putting together this outstanding event for their fellow members. 
SN-ICC members who would like to get in on the fun of helping to set up the Chapter's great events for the members should contact Membership Committee Chairman Jim Gerren at
Pictured at the check presentation at the April Chapter Meeting are, from left, board members Arben Dema, Sam Palmer and Jim Gerren; Jack Aylor and Dean Rama Venkat of the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering; and board members Terry Kozlowski and Kevin McOsker. 
Following a presentation and request for assistance from representatives of UNLV's Howard R. Hughes School of Engineering, SN-ICC has contributed $10,000 to help support the newly launched "Tech Trekker Mobile STEM Lab."

Tech Trekker Lab
The mobile lab is a joint effort by the engineering college and the Nevada National Security Site to increase student exposure to and engagement in modern science and engineering tools in order to encourage students into high-demand science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields. The new Tech Trekker Mobile STEM Lab brings technology and standards-based science and engineering lessons directly to teachers' classrooms, specifically, the 4th, 6th and 10-12th grades.

The contribution was presented at the Chapter's April Meeting. Rama Venkat, dean and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the college, was the guest speaker at the April meeting. He discussed the college's programs and projects of interest to code professionals.

UNLV recently notified the Chapter that the university has welcomed the Chapter into the UNLV Foundation Benefactor Society - a group of 600 university benefactors who have contributed $50,000 to $99,999 to the university.

The Chapter has contributed to several important UNLV efforts, including a seismic activity study, the Solar Decathlon home project, and the Engineering College's new STEM mobile lab. Click here to read more about the Tech Trekker Lab.
SN-ICC is pleased to serve as the host chapter for the International Code Council's annual conference, expo and code hearings in October at the Rio Hotel & Casino Conference Center.

The ICC Annual Conference (Annual Business Meeting) and the Building Safety & Design Expo are scheduled for October 20-23; the Public Comment Code Hearings are set for October 23-30.

"We encourage our members to plan to attend this important code gathering coming to our community," said SN-ICC President Terry Kozlowski of the City of North Las Vegas. "This is a great opportunity for our members and we hope they'll take advance of it by attending as much of the conference, expo and code hearings as possible."

The Chapter's 2019 ABM Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Sam Palmer of Clark County, is hard at work on several aspects of the conference - including the "Welcome Networking Social" the evening of Sunday, October 20 at the Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq on the Strip. The Chapter will operate the "Welcome Booth" at the conference and is working closely with ICC organizers on the Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride, community tours and the companion program.

Volunteers will be needed to assist with many functions during the ICC Conference. Please watch your Inbox for future communications about volunteer opportunities or contact Carol Carter at to learn how you can get involved as a volunteer.

The Chapter will host the ICC Annual Conference "Welcome Networking Social" on Sunday, October 20 at the Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq on the Strip.


The Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention recently announced several employee promotions. They are:
- Matt Brewer - Manager of Building Inspections

- Jonathen Nichols - Supervisor Building Inspections

- Danny Horvat - Assistant Fire Chief

-Thomas Wiebold - Deputy Fire Marshal
Congratulations to these outstanding code professionals! 


The City of Las Vegas Department of Building & Safety recently announced the department is launching an electronic plan review process. The website for electronic plans submittals goes live on June 18; all plans must be submitted electronically effective August 5. Click here to read the city's announcement.   
The Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and its member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will host the annual " Silver Nugget Awards" the evening of Saturday, June 22 at the Red Rock Casino, Spa and Resort. The award program recognizes and honors achievements in the local home building industry. Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets to the event.    
The Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention will conduct a Fire Prevention Process Improvements Stakeholder Meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 24 at the department, 4701 W. Russell Road, 89118 in the Presentation Room. Lewis Michaelson of Participation by Design will serve as the meeting facilitator. Topics for discussion will include: plans check/fire permits processes, fire code/inspection processes and fire permit fees.  


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