The electrical community should oppose the International Code Councilâ€™s Electrical Code because the committee that writes it doesnâ€™t include any one from the electrical industry, according to NECA. In an open letter to the industry, the associationâ€™s CEO, John M. Grau, has requested that the nationâ€™s consulting engineers â€śstrongly opposeâ€ť the new code.
â€śThis should be a matter of extreme concern to all electrical consulting engineers â€“ as it is to NECA contractors,â€ť he writes of the fact that there are no electrical engineers, contractors, or electricians, among others, on the committee.
He goes on to accuse the council of attempting to compete with the NFPAâ€™s National Electrical Code. â€śWe cannot allow this to happen,â€ť he writes.