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Extent of application of the legally adopted Codes during addition, renovation,...

This article is the result of numerous questions raised by the electrical designers, electrical contractors and even electrical inspectors on the subject at hand....

Copper Clad Aluminum Building Wire for Use in Residential Branch Circuit...

Passing the Test of Time From 1972 until 1980, in the wake of the EC grade aluminum fire saga that began in the mid-1960s as...

Making the Jump From Residential to Commercial Construction

If you are a residential contractor, you likely spend considerable downtime contemplating ways to increase company revenues. But, aside from improving efficiency, greater revenues...

Residential Load Calculations

Residential load calculations first appeared in the Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code) in the second edition dated 1930. In the 1930 edition, the...

Residential Service Calculations in the National Electrical Code

Load calculations in the National Electrical Code have evolved over many decades. It was in the 1933 NEC that load calculation requirements began to...

Dangerous Ignorance

With the pressure of a depressed economy, knowledgeable contractors are seeing more and more work going to electricians who are working outside their areas...

Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Residences

The Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Residential Occupancies will be a National Standard of Canada, published in English and French. Although it has been...

Electrical Safety in Existing Homes

Many owners of older homes have experienced "small” renovation projects that have morphed into much larger projects due to identification of safety related issues....

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...

Inspecting to the 2008 National Electrical Code

Just like clockwork, the 2008 edition of theNational Electrical Codeis now available, which always brings a plethora of education and materials on the changes...
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