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Preserving Safety with Three-Year Code Cycles: A Retrospective View of Five Years of Proactive Vigilance

Preserving Safety with Three-Year Code Cycles: A Retrospective View of Five Years of Proactive Vigilance

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Vince Baclawski, Senior Technical Director, Codes and Standards, NEMA At the December 15, 2011, meeting of the NEMA Codes and Standards Committee (C&S), two members reported a disturbing trend: several states wanted to move from a three-year code adoption cycle to a six-year or longer cycle. The move was in…

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We Are NEMA | Luiza Kowalczyk and Walter Zoller Named IEC Young Professionals

We Are NEMA | Luiza Kowalczyk and Walter Zoller Named IEC Young Professionals

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Luiza Kowalczyk, senior manager at the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, has been selected as a 2017 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professional. She will attend the 81st IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, in October. Ms. Kowalczyk is one of three winners selected to…

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NEC Adoption Delayed in New Mexico

NEC Adoption Delayed in New Mexico

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA Activity continues on the West Coast regarding adoption of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) and the International Codes (I-Codes), which include building, fire, residential, and energy codes. Adoption of the 2017 NEC in New Mexico has been delayed. It was scheduled for a…

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Expo Encourages Lawmakers to Modernize the Grid

Expo Encourages Lawmakers to Modernize the Grid

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Hosting the first Grid Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the U.S. House Grid Innovation Caucus were EEI President Tom Kuhn, Rep. Bob Latta, GridWise Alliance CEO Steve Hauser, and NEMA President and CEO Kevin Cosgriff. Photos by…

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Getting Smart with Lighting Retrofits

Getting Smart with Lighting Retrofits

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Eric Lind, Vice President of Global Specifications, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. Lighting retrofits have long been associated with code compliance and energy-saving initiatives, but increasingly, smart technologies and wireless lighting control solutions add even greater value by creating more comfortable, productive work environments that take care of a company’s greatest…

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NEMA Among ANSI and IEC Award Winners

NEMA Among ANSI and IEC Award Winners

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership and Service Awards. Andrew Northup, director, global affairs, MITA, will receive a Next Generation Award, which honors “those who have been engaged in standardization or conformity assessment activities for less than eight years and who have, during…

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Taking Connected Technologies from Infancy to Maturity

Taking Connected Technologies from Infancy to Maturity

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Seymour, President and CEO, S&C Electric Company Mr. Seymour chairs the NEMA Board of Governors Strategic Initiatives and Councils Committee. Our industry is evolving rapidly and is feeling the resulting growing pains. Connected technologies are collecting, analyzing, and reporting vast amounts of data, enabling manufacturers to offer new functionality…

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Get IoT Guidance Online

Get IoT Guidance Online

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA As part of NEMA’s Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Initiative and under the guidance of the association’s IoT Council, NEMA has released an IoT handbook (www.iothandbook.org). This tool was featured during a NEMA presentation at the annual conference of the National Fire Protection Association….

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Can Video Games Improve Code Enforcement?

Can Video Games Improve Code Enforcement?

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA At the video gaming world’s premier show, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), 50,000 industry insiders flocked to see and try the latest games, consoles, and mixed reality platforms. More than 125 vendors showcased mixed reality systems (i.e., virtual reality and augmented…

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Continuous Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Continuous Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Grandinetti, Global Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Marketing, Hult International Business School Mr. Grandinetti is the chief marketing and corporate strategy officer at Reduxio. Business disruption is not new. With the introduction of electricity in the 1880s, society moved from steam and mechanically powered systems to electrical power….

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