News & Announcements

Sponsored by Fluke and Siemens Every three years, the National Electrical Code is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes to the code. To review those changes, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and the National Electrical Contractors Association present, "2017 NEC Significant Changes in Review, Part 1," a webinar examining some of the most significant changes in the Code.

On Oct. 20, 2016, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and Viewpoint Construction Software hosted "Technology Empowered Estimating," a one-hour-long webinar that investigated the benefits of a good estimating software suite.

Rosendin Electric Projects Chosen Among the Best in the World in Categories of Green Projects and Residential/Hospitality

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2016 – Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, has enhanced the availability of its Harnessflex product line by localizing manufacturing to the United States on select high-demand products. The plants will be manufacturing nylon components. The specific products affected are select Harnessflex back shells for automotive electrical wiring.

ROSSLYN, Va., October 21, 2016—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings.

ROSSLYN, Va., October 19, 2016—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, which promotes uniformity in the use and application of occupancy motion sensors used in lighting control systems, HVAC, and other devices. This standard explains field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to vacancy and occupancy sensors using passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology.  

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12, 2016—Power management company Eaton, an EPA 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, is highlighting electrical hazard warnings for homeowners during National Fire Prevention Week, October 9 to 15. By addressing potential electrical hazards behind their walls, homeowners can help reduce their risk of electrical fires, which cause approximately $1.3 billion in property loss each year.

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