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October 21, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 20



CONTENTS
NEC Code Change Webinar Scheduled

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences are Coming



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    Important Notice
    NEC Code Change Webinar Scheduled
    On November 17 at 2 p.m. EST, NEC expert and EC&M Code consultant Mike Holt will highlight the top 2011 NEC Code changes in a 1-hr Webinar. Broadcast live on the Web with streaming audio and PowerPoint slides, the event will allow the audience to have real-time interaction with Holt, who has repeatedly been recognized as one of the electrical construction industry’s most knowledgeable and popular trainers. A few of the hot topics on the agenda include: available fault current, GFCI production, cables under buildings, power distribution block, receptacle replacements, grounding electrode systems, and much more. For more information or to register online, visit EC&M's website.


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    Code Violations
    What's Wrong Here?
    Think you know how this installation violates the NEC? Visit EC&M's Web site to see the answer.

    Hint: No, that's not a battering ram


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    Code Quandaries
    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the supporting and securing requirements for Type MC cable?

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



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    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    When enclosing electrical equipment in an outdoor installation, other than equipment as described in 110.31(D), what is the minimum distance required between the fence and the live parts when the nominal voltage is 34.5kV?
    1. 3.05 m
    2. 5.49 m
    3. 18 ft
    4. 15 ft

    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.

    • 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 7-8, 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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