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February 2018

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E ducode Discount Price Ends Soon

If you haven't already registered for the
2018 Educode Conference, please don't delay!

The discounted early registration pricing ends on February 19.

Save $200 and get the best selection of courses by registering before the deadline.

Educode is set for March 19-23 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.  Click here for more information and registration.   
Also, you may contact SN-ICC's Educode Director Al Ellis at for details about the conference. 

Get Involved! 
Join a Committee

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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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.

Contact SN-ICC Executive Director Monica Caruso at for more information.

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SN-ICC 2017 President Majid Pakniat, left, of the City of Henderson, passed the gavel to incoming President Sam Palmer of Clark County at the Installation and Awards Banquet.  
The SN-ICC salutes all those involved in the success of the 2018 Installation and Awards Banquet on January 20 at the Revere Golf Club in the Sun City Anthem community of Henderson.

About 120 members and special guests attended the gala event to witness the swearing in of the members of the 2018 board of directors, and the presentation of awards to outstanding members.

Special thanks go the chapter's Membership Committee, chaired by 1st Vice President Jim Gerren, for their efforts to ensure the success of the event.

2018 International Code Council President Jay Elbettar conducted the swearing in ceremony at the event.

The 2018 board members are:

- President Sam Palmer, P.E., C.B.O., Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention Bureau;
 - 1st Vice President Terry Kozlowski, City of North Las Vegas Land Development & Community Services;
- 2nd Vice President Jim Gerren, P.E., C.B.O., Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention Bureau;
- Secretary/Treasurer Kevin McOsker, P.E., C.B.O., City of Las Vegas Building & Safety Department;
- Director-at-large Christa Bilbrey, KB Home;
- Director-at-large Michael Gentille, C.B.O., PCNA Consulting Group;
- Past President Majid Pakniat, P.E., City of Henderson Community Development & Services - Building and Fire Safety Division.

2017 President Majid Pakniat, right, presented the "President's Special Award" to Past President Steve DiGiovanni of the Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention Bureau for his outstanding service during Pakniat's year as president.

Pakniat presented the "Government Member of the Year Award" to Secretary/Treasurer Kevin McOsker, building official for the City of Las Vegas Building & Safety Department.

The "Industry Member of the Year Award" went to past board member and Public Outreach Committee Chairman David Goldstein of Geotek.

ICC President Jay Elbettar was all smiles when he received a gift from SN-ICC - a personized Vegas Golden Knights jersey. He is pictured with Past President Majid Pakniat and President Sam Palmer.

Chuck Ramani, P.E., C.B.O., left, president of International Accreditation Service at ICC, spoke to banquet attendees and thanked the chapter for its commitment to ICC and the industry. Ramani is retiring after 44 years of service to the industry.

Click here to view more photographs from the Installation and Awards Banquet.  


Michael Gentille 
The chapter is pleased to introduce the newest member of the board of directors - Michael Gentille, C.B.O., who was elected a director-at-large at the January board meeting.

Gentille is the president and chief executive officer of PCNA Consulting Group, which specializes in codes, fire engineering and accessibility. 


More than 50 chapter members, including four new members, turned out for the chapter's Firestop Seminar on January 25 at the Henderson Building and Fire Safety Department.

The chapter thanks longtime building industry official and professional Brice Miller for presenting this important and timely training. The chapter thanks Henderson's Building and Fire Safety Department, particularly Al Ellis and his team, for their assistance and hospitality.

The chapter salutes our Education Committee, chaired by Terry Kozlowski of the City of North Las Vegas, for putting together this seminar. The chapter's petition to ICC for continuing education credits is pending.


Nearly 100 members and guests have registered to attend the SN-ICC Chapter Meeting scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 8 at Sierra Gold on Jones Boulevard at Sunset Road in the southwest valley.

The meeting will feature Makeup Air System (MUAS) training by respected ventilation industry executive Sherman Hamlett, sales manager of Fantech, which specializes in ventilation systems.

The registration deadline is Monday, so please don't delay signing up to attend what promises to be an interesting and informative presentation.

The luncheon meeting is free for chapter members; $20 for non-members.

Click here to register now.

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