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House Divided

While I was teaching Article 220 and particularly Parts III and IV and Sections 220.40 and 220.80, respectively, questions were raised about the differences...

What Does the IAEI Education Committee Mean for the Members?

It is pretty well understood about the need for education in our industry, whether it is needed due to improvements in technology and installation...

Energy Loss, Global Warming and Voltage Drop

Safety first. That’s been the byword for electrical codes and electrical inspectors forever — and properly so. But is that enough? For people and...

Getting Approval to Attend Section Meetings

Does everything around you seem to be moving too fast for you to keep up with? Every day we get news of global warming,...

Budget, Attitudes, and Solutions

We have all been subject to or victims of the budget process; and there is very little we can do about it since in...

Wind turbines and wind turbine related equipment

Question: Wind turbines and related equipment I have heard that UL has developed requirements for wind turbines and is able to perform listing evaluations and...

Changes — The 2009 Canadian Electrical Code

It’s here! I just received my shiny new copy of the 2009 Canadian Electrical Code and eagerly scanned it to find out what has...

How to Invest During a Recession

We are now in the seventeenth month of the recession, which began in December 2007, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. Not...

Use of a “Special Permission” and “Power of Rejection”

This article covers the application of two rules of the Canadian Electrical Code that establish a unique relationship between electrical designers/contractors and electrical safety...

Dwelling Units — No Big Deal…Right?

The battle lines are drawn, you must choose a side! Somewhere along the way, it seems that we in the electrical industry have gotten...