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November 29, 2018

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Angel Park Golf Club banquet room

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2019 SN-ICC Installation and Awards Banquet scheduled for Saturday evening, January 26, at the Angel Park Golf Club.

The 2019 officers and board members will be installed and the Chapter will honor several outstanding members.

Angel Park is situated at 100 S. Rampart Blvd., 89145, one block south of the Summerlin Parkway, with easy access from the U.S. 93/95 expressway and the 215 beltway.

Please watch for registration to open in mid-

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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 
Happy SN-ICC members are pictured enjoying the Chapter's first "SN-ICC Night" at the Vegas Golden Knights game on November 3.
The Chapter was pleased to host the first "SN-ICC Night" at a Vegas Golden Knights game on November 3 at the T-Mobile Arena.
More than 120 SN-ICC members and  guests turned out for the hockey game, during which the Knights defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 3-0.
The Chapter is planning a "SN-ICC Night" at a Vegas Golden Knights game in March. Please watch your Inbox for the launch of ticket sales in January. Ticket purchasers must be SN-ICC members in good standing. Chapter membership ends on December 31. The 2019 membership year begins on January 1.  
SN-ICC members are pictured at the Chapter's "Preview Las Vegas" mixer at the ICC Annual Business Meeting in Richmond, Va. 
More than a dozen Chapter members attended the International Code Council's Annual Business Meeting in late October in Richmond, Va.
SN-ICC had a booth in the expo area to promote the Chapter and the 2019 EduCode International conference and expo set for March 11-15 at the Orleans Hotel Conference Center.  
Also, the Chapter pulled out the stops to promote next year's ICC ABM, which will be conducted in October at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.  
Jerry Stueve, Sam Palmer of Clark County 
The promotion began with the showing of the "Preview Las Vegas" video, which was produced by the Chapter's Communications Committee, and entertainment by an Elvis impersonator, singing "Viva Las Vegas" during the final dinner at the ABM. Then, President Sam Palmer took the stage in modified mobster attire to invite the dinner-goers to come to the "Preview Las Vegas" dessert mixer after dinner.
SN-ICC encourages all Chapter members to plan to attend this important conference when it comes to Las Vegas next year. Details will be provided in future communications.
ICC ABM attendees take their chance at 21 table at the Chapter's booth at the conference last month in Richmond, Va. 
The Chapter's membership year ends on December 31.  
Membership renewals for 2019, effective January 1, will go out via email later this week and early next week.
Please watch your Inbox for the request to renew your membership for next year. If you joined on or after October 1, you are a member for 2019, so you will not receive a renewal notice.  
The Chapter values its members - who now number a record  345. Members support the Chapter's mission to support stakeholders in the creation and maintenance of a safe-built environment. In appreciation for their support, members receive complimentary luncheon meetings and educational classes, plus complimentary or heavily discounted special events.
Please watch your Inbox for your 2019 SN-ICC membership renewal notice. Please renew before January 1 so you don't miss out on any SN-ICC events and activities, including the members-only "SN-ICC Night" at the Vegas Golden Knights game in March and complimentary educational classes, with ICC CEUs, in the first quarter of the year.         

The Chapter will support the local Marine Toys for Tots campaign this holiday season. The Marine Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children in our community. These toys make a tremendous difference in the lives of the children and families that receive them.
The toys are not only viewed as a simple gift, but also bring joy, happiness and hope to the children in need. Hope is the key, and hope is what the Marine Corps is able to give through the Toys for Tots program. A message of hope to less fortunate children will encourage them to become responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The Chapter asks December Chapter Meeting attendees to please bring to the luncheon a new, unwrapped toy, book and/or stocking stuffer for children from infancy to early teens (no plush, stuffed animals for hygiene reasons.) 

The items and monetary contributions will be delivered to a local Toys For Tots drop-off location following the luncheon.  
Luncheon attendees who contribute new, unwrapped toys will receive one raffle-prize ticket per toy. Also, attendees may make a monetary contribution instead of bringing a toy. The Chapter will give one raffle-prize ticket per $10 contribution.  
Two raffle prizes will be awarded at the December luncheon meeting.

Instructor Tim Collins led the UPC and UMC Update classes.
Nearly 100 Chapter members, other code professionals and trade contractors attended the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code Update and 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code Update classes conducted earlier this month at the Henderson Inspection Services building.
The classes were a joint effort by SN-ICC and the Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.  
SN-ICC thanks Majid Pakniat, the City of Henderson assistant director of building and fire safety/Building Official, and his staff for their support and assistance to host the UPC and UMC classes at their facility.    


Pictured here, an attendee at the 2018 EduCode International conference and expo visits with an exhibitor. 

Registration and booth sales for the 2019 EduCode International conference and expo have begun.   
Educode 2019 is scheduled for March 11-15 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Conference Center.
Participants can register online or by mailing a completed Registration Form available at the website.
Register by February 4 for the best pricing and course selection. Also, a discounted group rate for rooms at the Orleans Hotel and Casino will be offered until February 6.
If you are interested in booth space, contact EduCode Director Alan Ellis at 


Sam Palmer presented raffle prize of Home Depot gift card to raffle winner Carol Carter of Clark County at the Chapter Meeting in November. Congratulations, Carol! 

President Sam Palmer, right, presents Dale Tobler with a retirement gift from the Chapter - a personalized barbecue tool set. 

City of Mesquite Building Official
Dale Tobler retired in November after 30 years of service to the city.  
The Chapter honored and thanked Tobler for his service to the code profession at the Chapter Meeting in November.  
Jeff Shaffer is taking over as Mesquite's Building Official.

The City of Las Vegas adopted code language related to fire sprinkler protection in all single-family homes constructed in the city. In cases of production and tract developments, through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, the submittal for such systems shall be part of the standard plan submittal for single-family dwelling tract or production homes. Click here for additional information.  
The International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations have joined forces to create a national, digital database of volunteers to assist local, state or federal entities who need skilled, trained and certified building safety professionals in the aftermath of a disaster. Click here to read more about this announcement.
The College of Southern Nevada will re-launch its Construction Management - Building Inspection Certificate of Achievement Program in the spring semester, which begins in January.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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