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June 2018

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Please plan to attend the SN-ICC Chapter Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at Sierra Gold on Jones Boulevard and Sunset Road.

The luncheon meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and will feature a presentation by Nat Hodgson, executive director and a past president of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.  
Hodgson, a SN-ICC and ICC member, will provide an update about the residential construction industry in metro Las Vegas.  
Registration will begin later this month. Please watch your Inbox.

SNHBA Chief Nat Hodgson 

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

Committees include Education, EduCODE, Public Outreach, Communications and Membership.

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 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."

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The City of North Las Vegas seeks to hire a combination inspector.

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SN-ICC Board of Directors
Sam Palmer, P.E., C.B.O.
Clark County
Terry Kozlowski
City of North Las Vegas
1st Vice President
James Gerren, P.E., C.B.O.
Clark County
2nd Vice President
Kevin McOsker, P.E., C.B.O.
City of Las Vegas
Christa Bilbrey
KB Home
Director At Large
Michael R. Gentille, C.B.O.
PCNA Group
Director at Large
Majid Pakniat, P.E.
City of Henderson
Past President
Alan R. Ellis, M.B.A., C.B.O.
EduCode Director
Monica Caruso
Executive Director 


Local government jurisdictions are poised to adopt new building codes to govern construction and remodeling in the community.
SN-ICC is front and center in the effort to assist with the transition to the 2018 codes from older codes.
The chapter has joined with the International Code Council Learning Center to offer two classes, " 2018 IRC Transition from the 2012 IRC" and " 2018 IBC Transition from the 2012 IBC," on July 25 and July 26. The location is pending. Classes are complimentary for chapter members; $55 for non-members. 
Also, free classes on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code are scheduled for June 12 and June 13 at NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave.
The " Commercial Building 2018 IECC Training" and " Residential Building 2018 IECC Training" classes are sponsored by the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy, the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, NV Energy and Southwest Gas Corp.
Southern Nevada Building Officials and the Southern Nevada Fire Chiefs have completed their review of the 2018 codes and have proposed local amendments.  

EduCode Director Alan Ellis and the EduCode Committee are finalizing the classes that will be offered at the EduCode educational conference and exposition set for March 11-15, 2019 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.

Planning for the logistics of next year's conference are well under way. Please watch for the launch of EduCode 2019 announcements coming soon.

The chapter has set up an EduCode page on Facebook.  Click here to visit the new Facebook page.

For information about EduCode 2019, please contact EduCode Director Alan Ellis at or 702-265-2770.

The chapter has scheduled two important events for members this month.
Only a few tickets remain for the "SN-ICC Night at the 51s" baseball game at 7 p.m., Saturday, at Cashman Field in Downtown Las Vegas. 
Also, the chapter leadership will present its proposed spending plan for fiscal 2018-2019 at the monthly Chapter Meeting scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 14 at Sierra Gold on Jones Boulevard at Sunset Road.

SN-ICC President Sam Palmer presents Sarah Stevens of Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention with ABC-rated fire extinguisher during the Chapter Meeting in May. Sarah was the winner of the raffle prize at the meeting, which also coincided with Building Safety Month.
The chapter participated in the 38th 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. The chapter provided building departments in Southern Nevada 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. 
The chapter set up a display of Building Safety Month brochures and flyers from the International Code Council for luncheon attendees.

SN-ICC Public Outreach Committee Chairperson David Goldstein of GeoTek, left, is pictured with some of the students who received SN-ICC scholarships at a special luncheon presented by the Clark County Public Education Foundation.  
Following a rigorous selection process by the SN-ICC Public Outreach Committee, the chapter has awarded 31 local high school and college students with scholarships totaling $35,000. In addition, the students will receive complimentary student membership in the chapter.  
The chapter will host the scholarship winners at the Chapter Meeting scheduled for August 9 at Sierra Gold.
In particular, the chapter thanks and salutes the members who reviewed the many scholarship applications and assisted with the final decisions. They are:
David Goldstein, GeoTek
Lynn Nielson, City of Henderson
Girard Page, Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention
Victor Knight, KWDG Architects
Dana McAllister, Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention
Bob Weber, retired building official
Ron Lynn, retired building official 
Joel Ritchie, City of Henderson
Carla Palma, Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention
Lucas Jaco, GeoTek
Special thanks go to Sara Ritner and Clarice Donnelly of the Clark County Public Education Foundation for their outstanding support and assistance.   

SN-ICC Public Outreach Committee Chairperson David Goldstein is pictured at check presentation ceremony at a recent Clark County Commission meeting. The chapter presented each local jurisdiction with a grant of $2,500 to help fund toddler swimming lessons.

The chapter's Public Outreach Committee, headed by former board member David Goldstein of GeoTek, is nearly finished distributing the chapter's annual swim grants, totaling $28,500, to promote pool safety in the community.  
The parks and recreation departments for Clark County, the town of Pahrump, and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite, each receive a grant of $2,500 to fund swimming lessons for toddlers, the age group with the highest rate of drownings.

Also, the chapter allocated a $5,000 grant to help fund programs by the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, and a $6,000 grant to assist the Southern Nevada Health District with its 2018 drowning prevention multimedia campaign.  

Cathy Altstatt 
The SN-ICC board of directors has named Cathy Altstatt chairperson of the chapter's Communications Committee. She replaces Sam Palmer, who is chapter president this year.  
Cathy has been an active member of the Communications Committee, which reviews all communication tools, such as the chapter's websites, Constant Contact emails, the monthly newsletter and social media sites. She works at the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention. Congratulations, Cathy!

Natalie Manning, vice president of ABG Builders, was among the finalists in the  "Women of Distinction Awards" presented by the Southern Nevada chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Congratulations to Natalie.  
Jordan Krahenbuhl
Longtime building plans examiner specialist Jordan Krahenbuhl has announced his retirement after a 30-year career in public service. Jordan works for the Clark County Department of  Building and Fire Prevention. He's been an active member of SN-ICC and the local chapter of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Good luck, Jordan! 

David Goldstein made the news in 1976 as one of the first project managers of the then-new Green Valley master-planned community in Henderson. He worked for the  developer, American Nevada Corp., for 14 years, overseeing the early development and growth of the 8,400-acre project.

Longtime SN-ICC member David Goldstein of GeoTek is best known to most chapter members as the affable chairperson of the Public Outreach Committee, which coordinates the chapter's important community relations programs.

Goldstein has a long and distinguished career in the local building industry and is very involved in community service work.

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science degree in real estate in 1970, he launched a career in the home building industry, first in Tucson, and later, in Las Vegas, for companies such as Pardee Homes, Richmond American Homes and Signature Homes.

In 1976, development giant Mark Fine, then with American Nevada Corp., hired Goldstein as one of the first project managers for the then-new Green Valley master-planned community in Henderson. He was with the company 14 years, overseeing the early development and growth of Green Valley.

In 1997, he was a founder of GeoSoils, which later became GeoTek, to get involved in the early soils-testing movement  in the local building industry. GeoTek is a full-service consulting engineering company, specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and environmental consulting.  
GeoTek's clients have included UNLV, the Clark County Department of Aviation, Switch, the Thomas and Mack Center, the new North Las Vegas City Hall, the Clark County School District, the Sam Boyd Stadium and the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., his father owned a shoe store in the then-booming, post WWII community of Leavittown on Long Island, N.Y. His father's brother convinced the family to head west to take advantage of the new opportunities in that section of the country.

The family settled in Tucson, where his father entered the home building business. In 1969, the father expanded operations to Las Vegas, but died shortly afterwards, so Goldstein relocated to Las Vegas to move forward with plans for building in metro Las Vegas. One of his first projects was the Briarwood Heritage Square townhouses.

Goldstein and his wife of 47 years, Estelle, have two daughters and four grandchildren.

He is a board member of the Clark County Public Education Foundation, the HomeAid chapter of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Coalition and the National Associated General Contractors Education Committee. Previously, he has served on the boards of SN-ICC, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

In January, Past President Majid Pakniat, right, presented Goldstein with an "Industry Member of the Year Award" for Goldstein's outstanding service as a past board member and Public Outreach Committee chairman. In 2014, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association named him "Associate Member of the Year" for his outstanding service to the association and the local home building industry. The Society of Women Engineers presented him with the 2018 SWE Champion Award.  

A Special Feature of the SN-ICC Communications Committee 

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