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October 7, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 19



CONTENTS
New York Code Updates

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences Are Coming



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    Code News Update
    New York Code Updates
    A Notice of Adoption establishing an effective date of Dec. 28, 2010 for the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State Energy Conservation Construction Code was published in the Sept. 29, 2010 edition of the New York State Register. According to a recent Code Alert issued on Sept. 22, 2010 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), all codes in the Uniform Code are based on the 2006 International Code Council codes, with modifications that reference the 2008 NEC. Part VIII – Electrical Provisions of the 2009 Residential Code of New York State also references the 2008 NEC.


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    Code Violations
    What's Wrong Here?
    By Joe Tedesco

    Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?

    Visit EC&M's website to see the answer.

    Hint: Used and abused


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    Code Quandaries
    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. Can I install a panelboard in a bathroom or closet?

    Visit EC&M's website to see the answer.


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    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    All but which of the following methods are permitted to guard live parts from accidental contact? Assume the nominal voltage of the system is 600V or less.
    1. By elevation of 8 ft or more above the floor or other working space.
    2. By location on a suitable balcony, gallery, or platform elevated and arranged so as to exclude unqualified persons.
    3. By wearing Level 1 to 4 flame resistant clothing and using equipment appropriate for the hazard/risk category based on Table 130.7(C)(9) & (10) of NFPA 70E – 2009.
    4. By location in a room, vault, or similar enclosure that is accessible only to qualified persons.

    Visit EC&M's website for the answer and explanation.


    Shows and Events
    Code Change Conferences Are Coming
    The 2011 NEC is coming. Will you be ready for the changes? By attending one of EC&M's Code Change Conferences, presented by NEC expert Mike Holt and sponsored by EC&M University, you'll learn everything you need to know about major NEC changes that will impact your work, whether you're an electrician, electrical engineer, electrical designer, plant/facility electrical maintenance person, or electrical inspector. Check out the following conferences for a location and time that's right for you.

    • Atlanta — October 11-12, 2010, Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel
    • St. Louis — October 18-19, Sheraton Westport Hotel Lakeside Chalet
    • Chicago — November 1-2, Hyatt Regency Rosemont
    • Seattle —November 8-9, Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
    • Philadelphia —November 29-30, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
    • Boston —December 6-7, Venue to be determined
    • Orlando —December 13-14, Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

    If you’re a registered professional engineer and attend one of the 2011 NEC Code Change Conferences, you'll be granted professional development hours (PDHs), a requirement for re-licensing. The program is also certified as an approved provider of Code Update training by those states requiring continuing education hours for re-licensing of journeymen, master electricians, and electrical contractors.

    Register now to attend one of the these events. For more details on the conferences and a full program, visit EC&M's website.

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