News & Announcements

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.  

Expansive low voltage and medium voltage product library simplifies and increases accuracy of project designSpeeds Building Information Modeling (BIM) for contractors, engineers and BIM managers from hours to minutes

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.

Exclusive licensing agreement accelerates commercialization of lighting solutions that enable up to three channel LED tunable white control and high precision dimming capabilities.

Oct. 28, 2016 Meeting Advances Plans For UAV Training At the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center ST. LOUIS – The Electrical Connection will host an informational session on compliance with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regulations and is planning to offer certification training at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center.  

BOSTON, Oct. 10, 2016 – Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, has received the Industry Partner Award from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) at the 2016 NECA Convention and Trade Show in Boston. The Industry Partner Award recognizes individuals or organizations allied with the electrical construction industry whose decisions, actions or cooperation with NECA contribute to the industry’s success.

Princeton, N.J., Oct. 3, 2016 — In the wake of a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) report that showed construction is one of the most at-risk industries for suicide, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, with the goal of providing and disseminating information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction. 

Sponsored by Fluke and Siemens Editor's Note: During the Q&A session of Part 1, we experienced some technical difficulty, but we were able to restore audio. We unfortunately can't edit that section out without cutting the entire Q&A session, so please use the player's controls to fast forward the recording past the audio glitch. 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.

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.

States throughout the country are enacting laws, policies, and regulations that promote Net Zero Energy (NZE) buildings. NZE buildings are ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources. Attend this webinar to learn what NZE means for your business.