Milner Irvin

President, NECA

Milner Irvin is the former President of NECA. He served from 2005–2008.

Articles by Milner Irvin

December 2008
Starting next month, the presedency of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)—and this column—will be in the capable hands of Rex Ferry of Valley Electrical Consolidated in Ohio. Rex is a long-time friend and professional colleague, and I’m extremely confident about the leadership he will bring to the association and our industry. READ MORE
November 2008
A cliche normally reserved for the fashion industry has seeped into the thinking of business owners, politicians, bureaucrats, media pundits, advertisers, and everyday people: Green is the new black. It goes with everything. READ MORE
October 2008
The chance of an average worker sustaining a fatal injury on the job is slim. There were just 3.7 fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 workers in the United States in 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, for electrical line installers and repairers, the deadly odds are significantly greater. READ MORE
September 2008
While NECA 2008 Chicago will address some basic and familiar issues, the focus is on groundbreaking new technologies and trends. So at our trade show and other educational offerings in October, you can count on the attending electrical industry experts to show electrical contractors how to succeed in green construction. READ MORE
August 2008
In the decades since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission determined that electrical fires are disproportionately frequent in homes more than 40 years old, a generation of houses has aged into the danger zone. Now, the first investigation to actually look behind the walls provides new insights into just what is causing all those fires and how to prevent them. READ MORE
July 2008
As noted in a special focus article in last month's issue of Construction Today, there are three major areas where electrical contractors have the experience and skills to help owners, building managers and occupants achieve their green goals for a construction project: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, energy ef-ficiency and alternative energy sources. I concur. READ MORE
June 2008
In February's column, I said you can expect the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to step up, providing education, training and credentialing programs for green contractors and their employees now that our association has become an official member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the developer of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. READ MORE
May 2008
National Electrical Safety Month comes once a year. Building-code authorities or others involved in setting regulations within a municipal, county or state jurisdiction weigh in on local adoption of the National Electrical Code (NEC) shortly after each new edition is published, once every three years. The decision to adopt, modify or reject the Code usually is rendered in spring or summer. READ MORE
April 2008
I devote many of these columns to praising the National Electrical Contractors -Association because, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, NECA has much to be immodest about. READ MORE