At approximately 2 pm on Friday, August 24, 2007, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Standards Executive Director Brooke Stauffer and his fiancée, Karen Dodds, went missing as she flew her small, single-engine plane over Lake Huron.
Luckily for contractors, inspectors, specifiers and engineers alike, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is quite clear and concise when it comes to workmanship. Take, for instance, the “neat and workmanlike manner” requirement in 110.12 ... OK, that was a bad example.
Since the beginning of fiber optics, groups such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) have worked to create standards. Standards are mandatory for technologies to move from R&D to large-scale commercial applications.
The electrical contractor's job on a typical construction project goes beyond the scope of traditional electrical installations. It's a two-part responsibility that includes the construction or renovation of electrical systems for the structure.