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April 2020

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The building and fire prevention/safety departments in Southern Nevada remain closed during the COVID-19 virus shutdown in an effort to protect public and employee health.
Meanwhile, many code professionals continue to accomplish their important duties by working from home or from their vehicles in the field.   
The International Code Council offers a free webinar series and how-to documents for building and fire departments to transition to a virtual work environment. Click here for more information.  

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SN-ICC members can maximize the effectiveness of their membership by joining a Chapter committee.

Committees include Code Development, Education, EduCode, Industry Advisory, Membership and Public Outreach, including the Scholarship Subcommittee.

To learn more about the committees, contact SN-ICC Executive Director Monica Caruso at [email protected] or sign up at the next Chapter meeting.

"Our volunteers are the heart of our association," said SN-ICC President James Gerren.  " Please help the Chapter meet its mission and goals by signing up at the next Chapter meeting to join one of our committees."

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Do you have a job opening for a building industry professional at your company or office?

Are you looking for qualified candidates in the industry? You can post your job openings on the SN-ICC website's Jobs page.

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Board of Directors
James Gerren, P.E., C.B.O.
Clark County
Arben Dema
City of Henderson
1st Vice President
Michael Cunningham, P.E.
City of Las Vegas
2nd Vice President 
Dana MacAllister, M.C.P., C.B.O.
Clark County

 Terry Kozlowski
 City of North Las Vegas
Immediate Past President 
Mohammad Jadid, P.E., C.B.O.
Bureau Veritas
 Amanda Moss
Southern NV Home
Builders Association
Alan R. Ellis, M.B.A., C.B.O.
EduCode Director
Monica Caruso
Executive Director 
Nearly 100 classes were offered at EduCode 2020.   
SN-ICC thanks and salutes all those involved in the success of this year's EduCode educational conference and exposition March 9-13 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino Conference Center.   
More than 1,300 industry professionals attended the nearly 100 classes, ranging from sessions on building and fire codes to leadership strategies. Some attendees sat for the testing to achieve certification in various areas of the codes.
Also, 20 vendors in the expo area offered information and demonstrations about their products and services.
SAFEbuilt representative Erinn Hougnon is pictured at the company's booth in the EduCode expo area. SAFEbuilt was also a sponsor. 
SN-ICC and the EduCode team thank and salute the exhibitors that supported the conference:     
 Airex Manufacturing 
 Applied Bolting 
  Bureau Veritas
 Concrete Reinforcing Steel   Institute  
 Hoover Treated Wood Products  
  Host Compliance
  ICC Bookstore
 ICC Preferred Provider 
 Interwest Consulting Group 
 McKeon Door 
  Safti Seal 
  Shums Coda Associates 
 Simpson Strong-tie 
 Single-Ply Roofing Industry 
 Smoke Detector Pole 
  West Coast Consulting 
In addition, there were three major social events - a student appreciation mixer, a networking social and a bowling night at the Orleans Bowling Center. 
The events were possible thanks to the generous support of the sponsors:
- American Association of Code Enforcement
- 4Leaf Inc. 
-   International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
- SAFEbuilt 
- Shums Coda Associates
- Southern NV Chapter of ICC   
EduCode attendees are pictured on the food line at Bowling Night, one of three social/networking events during the conference.
From the left are Past ICC President Alex "Cash" Olszowy, who is largely responsible for launching the Safety 2.0 initiative; Marine veteran David Jackson of Arizona; Army veteran Chris Corlies of Oregon; ICC Board Member Jim Sayers and SN-ICC President James Gerren.
The Chapter supports the ICC's Safety 2.0 initiative to welcome a new generation of members and leaders to the building safety profession, especially veterans and their family members who are transitioning to civilian life.  
SN-ICC and ICC, along with several member companies and industry partners, provided full scholarships for two veterans to attend the 2020 EduCode Conference and Expo. Both veterans, pictured above with SN-ICC and ICC leaders, are pursuing careers in building safety. The Chapter salutes these veterans for their service to our country and welcomes them to the code profession.
A valued team of volunteers provided significant support and assistance to make EduCode a reality and a success.
The Chapter and its EduCode staff thank and salute the  
50-plus Chapter members who dedicated and devoted so much time and talents to the conference and exposition. Click here for the list of volunteers posted on the EduCode website.   
EduCode volunteers Carol Carter, left, and Ann Gerren show off the custom t-shirts that were given to participants at the "Pin City" Bowling Night, sponsored by 4Leaf on the final night of the conference and expo.  
Click here to view the 2020 EduCode Photo Gallery
The 2021 EduCode International conference and expo is scheduled for March 1-5 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Conference Center.   
Registration and booth sales are expected to begin in late October following the annual ICC Conference and Expo.
Please watch your Inbox for announcements about the 2021 EduCode conference and expo.   
The Orleans Hotel and Casino on West Tropicana Avenue. 
The SN-ICC Board of Directors has set the date and location for the 2021 Installation and Awards Banquet - the evening of Saturday, January 16 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Conference Center.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this premier Chapter event at which the 2021 board of directors will be installed and outstanding members will be honored for their contributions to the Chapter. Reservations will begin later this year. Please watch your Inbox for future announcements.

SN-ICC members and guests in the stands at the VGK's game on February 15 at T-Mobile Arena.  
Some 120 Chapter members and their guests turned out in their Vegas Golden Knights gear for the hockey game on February 15 at T-Mobile Arena. The Knights were victorious over the New York Islanders. SN-ICC subsidizes the ticket price for the members-only special events at the Vegas Golden Knights games.
SN-ICC salutes the Chapter's Membership Committee for coordinating this outstanding event for the members. Please watch your Inbox for additional information about future special events for the members, including gatherings at VGK games.
Chapter members filled several sections of seats at the arena. 

Pictured are February luncheon speakers, James Gerren, left, and Michael Gentille.
Nearly 100 members turned out for the Chapter Meeting on February 13 to hear a presentation, "Significant Changes from the 2012 IBC to the 2018 IBC in Southern Nevada," by past board member Michael Gentille and President James Gerren. 
Their presentation focused on the code requirements for design.
Gerren is an assistant director at the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention; Gentille is president and CEO of PCNA Consulting Group Inc., a group of consulting engineers specializing in code consulting, fire protection engineering, ADA/accessibility analysis, mechanical/plumbing engineering, plan reviews, inspections, and due diligence services.  

Chapter members toured the Raiders Stadium construction site.
More than 50 Chapter members enjoyed a tour of the Raider's Stadium construction site the afternoon of February 7. SN-ICC thanks Mortenson-McCarthy for welcoming the group to the active construction site.  
A special "salute" goes to Past President Sam Palmer of Clark County for organizing this special membership event.  
The $1.9 billion facility will feature 65,000 seats (expandable to 72,000), a retractable natural turf field, large operable walls that open to spectacular views of the neighboring Las Vegas Strip, and a variety of premium spaces throughout all levels. In addition to the stadium, the site will accommodate tailgating amenities, parking and a mixed-use commercial development.
The stadium is still on schedule for completion in August.


The City of Henderson Development Services Center  recently announced the center on Water Street and the Moser Inspection office on Moser Drive will remain closed until Monday, May 4 during the COVID-19 virus shutdown.


The International Code Council Board of Directors recently announced it certified the results of the online governmental consensus vote for the 2019 Group B cycle.
Accordingly, the final action results were published April 8.
The board reviewed the findings from an independent Validation Committee before making its decision. The Validation Committee determined that there was a valid voting process with no irregularities or concerns material to the outcome.
As part of the validation process, staff did a thorough review of voters and found that all, with two exceptions, were validated on time and according to the bylaws.



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