AFCIs in Our States — A Standards Perspective

The story of the arc-fault circuit interrupter is an interesting one as it is technical in nature, wrapped in controversy, fueled by passion, and...

ETCP Certification Promotes Safety for Entertainment Participants and Audiences

Entertainment comes from a magical space. Through the mediums of live and recorded arts, the mind is transported to new levels of excitement, fantasy,...

Is Your Portfolio Truly Diversified?

Life is full of ups and downs; and the financial markets are no different. As an investor, you’re no doubt happy to see the...

Chapter 3, Article 300, Part 1 — Electrical Inspections for the...

Well we’ve made it to chapter three of the National Electrical Code. I like to refer to this area of the code as the...

The Wrong Way to be Right

Last summer my wife and I moved into a neighborhood close to where we both grew up. The deck railing on our new home...

Working Space for Electrical Equipment

Electrical systems are typically given a great deal of consideration during the design and installation phase of new construction or major renovation, but very...

Sealing in Class I Hazardous Locations

This article will discuss seals. Not the cute furry ones, but the kind you need to reduce fire and explosion risks in locations containing...

The Fork in the Road

In the May-June issue, I talked about branding and how every little thing matters. What I didn’t talk about specifically was IAEI’s brand: Who...

Using the Suspended Ceiling Grid for Low-Voltage Power Distribution Systems

This article analyzes the new technology of low-voltage lighting and power distribution at 30 volts or less using the suspended ceiling grid as a...

Analysis of Changes, 2014 NEC

A few of years ago, in an attempt to get rid of an old refrigerator, my Dad placed this working, reliable refrigerator at the...