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April 17, 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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Committees include Code Development, Communications, Education, EduCode, Industry Advisory, Membership and Public Outreach.

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

"Our volunteers are the heart of our association," said SN-ICC President Terry Kozlowski.  " 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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The Iron County, Utah Building Department has an opening for a building inspector - zoning officer.

Bureau Veritas seeks to hire a building inspector.

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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 
Nearly 100 classes were offered at the 2019 EduCode conference. 
SN-ICC thanks and salutes all those involved in the success of this year's EduCode educational conference and exposition March 11-15 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino Conference Center.   
A record 1,460-plus industry professionals attended the nearly 100 classes, ranging from sessions on building and fire codes to leadership strategies. Many attendees sat for the testing to achieve certification in various areas of the codes.
Also, more than 20 vendors in the expo area offered information and demonstrations about their products and services.
The Shums Coda Associates team is pictured at their EduCode exposition booth
SN-ICC and the EduCode team thank and salute the exhibitors that supported the conference:
Airex Manufacturing 
Applied Bolting Technology 
Bureau Veritas 
Fire Rated Product Specialties 
Fire Shield 
Hoover Treated Wood Products 
ICC Bookstore 
ICC Preferred Provider 
Interwest Consulting Group 
McKeon Door Co
Safe Built 
Shums Coda Associates 
Single Ply Roofing Industry 
Simpson Strong-Tie 
Smoke Detector Pole 
Stego Industries 
  West Coast Code Consultants 
In addition, there were three major social events - a student appreciation mixer, a networking event 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 Electrical Inspectors
- International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical   Officials
- Shums Coda Associates
- Southern Nevada Chapter of the ICC
EduCode attendees are pictured on the food line at Bowling Night, one of three social/networking events during the conference.
Veteran Ramon Fajardo of the U.S. Marine Corp., center, is pictured at the SN-ICC booth at EduCode with ICC and SN-ICC officials. ICC and SN-ICC sponsored Fajardo to attend EduCode to advance his career as a code professional. Click here to read the full story. 
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 attention to the conference and exposition. Click here for the list of volunteers posted on the EduCode website.  
SN-ICC members, who volunteered to assist at EduCode, are pictured setting up the check-in table.
Chapter members and their guests were all smiles at the Chapter-hosted Vegas Golden Knights game on March 3 at T-Mobile Arena. 
Some 120 Chapter members and their guests turned out in Vegas Golden Knights gear for the hockey game on March 3 at T-Mobile Arena. The Knights were victorious over the Vancouver Canucks. SN-ICC subsidizes the ticket price for the members-only special events at the Vegas Golden Knights games.
The Membership Committee is already securing tickets for members-only VGK games in the fall and next spring. Please watch your e-mail Inbox for additional information about the SN-ICC gathering at a VGK game in the fall.
SN-ICC members and guests in the stands at the VGK's game on March 3 at T-Mobile Arena. 
The Chapter's board of directors has appointed the members of the 2019 Ethics Committee.  
The members are Building Official Emeritus Robert Weber, retired from Clark County; Building Official Emeritus Ron Lynn, retired from Clark County; former Henderson Building Official Mo Jadid, who now works for Bureau Veritas; and former SN-ICC board member Bill Laub, retired from Southwest Gas Corp. The committee members named Weber chairperson and Lynn co-chairperson.  
The Ethics Committee reviews the Chapter's Code of Ethics and may recommend changes. The Chapter's eligible voting members are asked to approve the recommended changes. The committee also conducts the Chapter's annual ethics meeting, which is scheduled for August 8 at Sierra Gold.   

Rebecca Holt of Perkins + Will of San Francisco discussed trends in mass lumber construction at the Chapter Meeting in February.
Nearly 100 members turned out for the Chapter Meeing on February 14 to hear a presentation by Rebecca Holt, LEED AP BD+C, ND, senior sustainable building advisor, associate director, Sustainable Communities Lab, Perkins + Will in San Francisco, about mass timber construction
Holt provided several sources of information about her presentation, which are posted on the Chapter's website.
UNLV President Marta Meana, Ph.D.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.

"I cannot thank you enough for the very real and significant impact that you have made on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas," Meana wrote in a letter to the Chapter. "I am honored to thank you on behalf of the entire UNLV community. Your generosity inspires and energizes us all."

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.
Given concerns about the significant labor shortage in the building industry, the Chapter recently established a Careers in Codes page on the Chaper's website.

The page contains information and resources about the code profession.

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 Party" 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.

Early registration will open in late May. Please watch your e-mail Inbox for more information about this important code event coming to Las Vegas. Click here for the ICC Annual Conference page for more information.

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


The Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials presented
Bill Laub with a "Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award" in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the chapter. Laub received the award at the chapter's Installation Banquet in January at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino. Congratulations, Bill, on this well-deserved recognition!


The City of Las Vegas Department of Building & Safety recently announced changes to the plan submittal requirement for special inspection plans. The city will no longer require a third set of plans for projects with special inspections. The owner or contractor will be responsible to provide any additional copies of construction plans to the third party special inspection agency. For additional information, contact the city's Deputy Building and Safety Director Michael Cunningham, P.E. at
The City of Henderson Department of Utility Services is updating the CAD file submittal process.  Beginning April 1, CAD files need to be uploaded to the city's online portal, as outlined on the attached information sheet.  A workshop is scheduled for March 27 at the Henderson Convention Center to provide training and answer questions regarding CAD file preparation and submittal. Click here for more information.   
The College of Southern Nevada has re-launch its Construction Management - Building Inspection Certificate of Achievement Program.The initial course offering will include classes on the IBC, the IRC, the UPC and the UMC. For more information on this program, contact CSN Professor of Construction Management Doug Nelson at     


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