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South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  Bryan Holland, South/Southwest Field Representative, NEMA The 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) supersedes all previous editions, supplements, and printings dating back to 1897. The states and local jurisdictions that adopt and enforce the current edition of the NEC enhance public safety, as the code is not effective without timely…

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West Coast Acts on National Codes

West Coast Acts on National Codes

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA With the publication of the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) in September, code adoption activity has begun. The Idaho Electrical Board voted to recommend the adoption of the 2017 NEC. This recommendation and recommendations for the adoption of the 2015 International Code…

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‘Tis the Season to Change the Codes

‘Tis the Season to Change the Codes

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA   The 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) has been published, seminars have been held to discuss the changes, and regulatory agencies have begun their work reviewing these changes and promulgating adoption of the 2017 NEC. Connecticut and New York recently adopted the 2014…

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Building Safety Takes a Community

Building Safety Takes a Community

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA   How do you know when a state values building safety? That’s simple: you see a pattern of consistent adoption and implementation of current building and electrical codes. Value unfolds as early code adopters begin initiating their state or regulatory processes or when…

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2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kenneth Brown, Director of Engineering, Leviton’s Commercial & Industrial business unit As evidenced by recent changes to the National Electrical Code® (NEC), implementing surge protection strategies is not simply for economic benefit but for public and personnel safety as well. Beginning in the 2014 edition of the NEC, and…

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Southern States Move Ahead with Code Adoption

Southern States Move Ahead with Code Adoption

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA   Code adoption activity in the south will continue through the remainder of this year and is expected to remain vibrant in 2017. The Florida Building Commission scheduled a rule development workshop on December 13, 2016, to complete the final…

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Busy Times Ahead for West Coast Code Adoptions

Busy Times Ahead for West Coast Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) will soon be published, and next year promises to be a busy time for code adoption in the West Coast region. States in this region that will consider adoption of the 2017 NEC include Idaho,…

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Learn the 2017 NEC from Industry Leaders

Learn the 2017 NEC from Industry Leaders

NEMA field and member-company representatives will provide expert information about revisions to the National Electrical Code® (NEC) at the following venues. International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Georgia Chapter Meeting Jekyll Island, Georgia July 13–15 NEC Code Panel Q&A Session with Bryan Holland, NEMA; Thomas Domitrovich, Eaton; Vince Saporita, Eaton; and Dave Mercier, Southwire IAEI Treasure Coast Division Meeting Port…

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Midwest Region Code Adoption Activity

Midwest Region Code Adoption Activity

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA As the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) approaches the final stages in its development, several states have begun the adoption process. NEC advocates in those states are optimistic about being early-adoption leaders in 2017. Illinois Illinois is a local-adoption state. This means that municipalities with…

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Code Adoption Progresses in the South

Code Adoption Progresses in the South

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA Several states in the southern region have completed the code update process, while others have just begun the development cycle. Following is a brief look at the code adoption progress in select states. Completed States North Carolina: The…

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