November Chapter Meeting

November 15, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Twisted Fork
1191 Steamboat Pkwy
Reno, NV 89521

Rick Kabele – West Coast Code Consultants

“Evolution of the Uniform Mechanical Code, 2012 to 2018”

Topic Description

Through the presentation Rick will briefly cover the more significant changes that have occurred over two code cycles; from the 2012 edition to the 2015, and from 2015 (Which was not adopted by any Northern Nevada jurisdiction.) to the 2018 edition.  The 2018 edition of the code has been vetted by the majority of Northern Nevada jurisdictions and is or has been adopted for enforcement effective January 1, 2019.


Rick Kabele provides a wide range of code compliance services, with expertise in fire and life safety consulting. Ready to provide expert guidance from concept and design phases through a project life cycle.


  • Strategic Consulting, including strategic building inspection and testing services for fire and life safety compliance and remediation.
  • Code Consulting services for development cycle design and project submittal process.
  • Expert Witness Consultation and Testimony
  • Inspection and Testing for International Fire Code and NFPA 80 compliance for Fire Doors and Fire & Smoke Dampers.
  • Building remediation construction and repairs for code compliance in existing facilities.
  • Healthcare Facility Life Safety Surveys & Inspections
  • Principal member of the ICC Code Technology Committee. 2011-2012
  • Developed and managed Code Enforcement and Resort Inspection Programs. Developed and instituted effective new inspection programs leading to National Association of Counties "Achievement Award" for 2010.
  • Principal committee member for NFPA 3 and NFPA 720.


Bachelor of Science, Fire Administration
2000 – 2006
Cogswell Polytechnical College


Associate in Science, Fire Science
1975 – 1977
American River College


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$15.00 Student Dinner Fee

$0.00 RSVP - Pay at the Door ($30 by 11/9, $35 by 11/14, day of event $40)

$35.00 Dinner Meeting Fee
$40.00 after 06:00 pm November 14
$30.00 Earlybird rate before November 12