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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 NEC. Regulatory agencies are ready to start the review of the 2015 International Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Northeast Prepares for 2017 National Electrical Code

Northeast Prepares for 2017 National Electrical Code

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA While participating in the 2016 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Meeting in Las Vegas last month, I imagined similar discussions occurring elsewhere. NEMA field representatives build relationships with code committees and code councils in every state. The information we receive from the NFPA Technical Meeting is just one tool we have to 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 […]

NEMA Guidance: Atlantic Hurricane Season

NEMA Guidance: Atlantic Hurricane Season

June 1 is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near normal” hurricane season with approximately 10–16 named storms, 4–8 hurricanes, and 1–4 major hurricanes.  However, it only takes one landfall to have catastrophic consequences. The NEMA Field Representatives are reaching out to our contacts in the electrical and emergency management industries to remind them that NEMA has many programs in place 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 […]