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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 local communities support electrical safety after a flooding event. Multiple Read more [...]
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 again in the 2017 edition, requirements have been added that call for surge Read more [...]
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 draft of the sixth edition (2017) Florida Building Code. The updated code includes the 2015 International Read more [...]
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, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. After several stakeholder meetings, the Idaho Electrical Board Read more [...]
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 St. Lucie, Florida Read more [...]
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 a building department may adopt and amend building Read more [...]
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 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC) went into effect on April 1, 2016. Read more [...]
Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA California adopted the 2016 California Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24. It goes into effect January 1, 2017. It is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC); building, fire and residential codes based on the 2015 International Code Council codes (I-Codes); plumbing and mechanical codes based on the 2015 Uniform Read more [...]
Everything you wanted to know about Selective Coordination

Everything you wanted to know about Selective Coordination

Kudos to the Low Voltage Distribution Section of NEMA for producing a comprehensive guide on Selective Coordination.  The 47 page white paper explains the recent changes to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for the design of life safety and other critical power systems.  The goal of Selective Coordination is to isolate a fault circuit while maintaining power to the rest of the electrical distribution system.  In the NEC it applies to elevators, healthcare sytems, emergency systems, Read more [...]