The electrical community should oppose the International Code Council’s Electrical Code because the committee that writes it doesn’t include any one from the electrical industry, according to NECA. In an open letter to the industry, the association’s CEO, John M. Grau, has requested that the nation’s consulting engineers “strongly oppose” the new code.

“This should be a matter of extreme concern to all electrical consulting engineers – as it is to NECA contractors,” 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 NFPA’s National Electrical Code. “We cannot allow this to happen,” he writes.