Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine - The Online Resource for Electrical Design, Construction and Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/rss.xml en '2016 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls' Is This Week http://ecmweb.com/health-wellness/2016-national-safety-stand-down-prevent-falls-week <div class="node-body article-body">In 2014, almost 40 percent of all construction fatalities were fall related, and all of these deaths were preventable. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/health-wellness/2016-national-safety-stand-down-prevent-falls-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/health-wellness/2016-national-safety-stand-down-prevent-falls-week#comments Health & Wellness News Mon, 02 May 2016 18:05:00 +0000 135241 at http://ecmweb.com Tip of the Week: Is that cooling air doing any cooling? http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-cooling-air-doing-any-cooling <div class="node-body article-body">Keep ventilation ducts unclogged so that cool air can get inside the motor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-cooling-air-doing-any-cooling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-cooling-air-doing-any-cooling#comments Motors Electrical Testing Mon, 02 May 2016 12:32:00 +0000 135231 at http://ecmweb.com Code Quiz of the Week: No. 22 http://ecmweb.com/galleries/code-quiz-week-no-22 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take this weekly quiz to test your knowledge of the 2014 National Electrical Code requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/code-quiz-week-no-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/code-quiz-week-no-22#comments Quizzes Galleries Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:00 +0000 135211 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Photo credit: piovesempre/iStock/Thinkstock</p> Who mows your lawn? http://ecmweb.com/poll/05022016 <div class="node-body 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id="edit-choice-3021-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3021"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3021" name="choice" value="3021" class="form-radio" /> A professional lawn service</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3031-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3031"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3031" name="choice" value="3031" class="form-radio" /> I don't have a lawn</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="135221" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-nu6rH4-I340E4wm-fAv5Z8-L-rV3gYpoSdvkMJ7pStw" value="form-nu6rH4-I340E4wm-fAv5Z8-L-rV3gYpoSdvkMJ7pStw" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/poll/05022016#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 11:39:22 +0000 135221 at http://ecmweb.com Be Careful Where You Place Your Electrical Supplies http://ecmweb.com/safety/be-careful-where-you-place-your-electrical-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">A high school in Indiana was evacuated last week after a suspicious package was found outside the building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/be-careful-where-you-place-your-electrical-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/be-careful-where-you-place-your-electrical-supplies#comments Around the Circuit Safety Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:28:00 +0000 135191 at http://ecmweb.com Prathaan/iStock/Thinkstock Lightfair 2016: Mike Eby's Product Picks — Part 3 http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-2016-mike-ebys-product-picks-part-3 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these cool new products that caught Mike Eby's eye at this year's Lightfair International show in San Diego</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-2016-mike-ebys-product-picks-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-2016-mike-ebys-product-picks-part-3#comments Lighting & Control Galleries Products Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:00:00 +0000 135171 at http://ecmweb.com Teen Boy Electrocuted While Doing Experiment http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/teen-boy-electrocuted-while-doing-experiment <div class="node-body article-body"> A 15-year-old boy was electrocuted while in the process of conducting an experiment he saw on Youtube. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/teen-boy-electrocuted-while-doing-experiment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/teen-boy-electrocuted-while-doing-experiment#comments Shock & Electrocution Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:06:00 +0000 135161 at http://ecmweb.com Power Employees Injured in Arc Flash Fire http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/power-employees-injured-arc-flash-fire <div class="node-body article-body">A malfunction in an electrical panel caused a transformer to explode at Pioneer Hydropower in Hamilton, Mass.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/power-employees-injured-arc-flash-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/power-employees-injured-arc-flash-fire#comments Fire & Security Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:26:00 +0000 135151 at http://ecmweb.com Electrician Crushed by Cruise Ship Elevator Disabled Safety System http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-crushed-cruise-ship-elevator-disabled-safety-system <div class="node-body article-body">An electrician who died after being crushed in an elevator shaft aboard the Carnival Ecstasy late last year had disabled the safety system before the accident</div> <div 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+0000 135131 at http://ecmweb.com Lightfair 2016: Mike Eby's Product Picks — Part 1 http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-2016-mike-ebys-product-picks-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these cool new products that caught Mike Eby's eye at this year's Lightfair International show in San Diego</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-2016-mike-ebys-product-picks-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightfair-2016-mike-ebys-product-picks-part-1#comments Lighting & Control Galleries Products Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000 135051 at http://ecmweb.com Alabama Teen Drowning May Be Result of Electric Shock http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/alabama-teen-drowning-may-be-result-electric-shock <div class="node-body article-body">Electrocution may have been a factor in the drowning death of an Alabama teen earlier this month. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/alabama-teen-drowning-may-be-result-electric-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/alabama-teen-drowning-may-be-result-electric-shock#comments Shock & Electrocution Around the Circuit Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:16:00 +0000 135121 at http://ecmweb.com Ablestock.com/Thinkstock Electrical Services, Part 2 http://ecmweb.com/design/electrical-services-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">How many services can a structure have? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/electrical-services-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/electrical-services-part-2#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 135101 at http://ecmweb.com Gerry O'Leary/iStock/Thinkstock When the Site is Operational http://ecmweb.com/safety/when-site-operational <div class="node-body article-body">Electricians who work mainly new construction are often unaware of additional safety principles that apply when a site is operational</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/when-site-operational" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/when-site-operational#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 135091 at http://ecmweb.com Purestock/Thinkstock Working Less http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/working-less <div class="node-body article-body">When equipment is down, it’s tempting to work faster</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/working-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/working-less#comments Ops & Maintenance Training Silver Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 135081 at http://ecmweb.com BernardaSv/iStock/Thinkstock Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - April 26, 2016 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-april-26-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">A small local manufacturing plant doesn’t have its own maintenance shop</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-april-26-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-april-26-2016#comments Ops & Maintenance Power Quality Silver Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 135071 at http://ecmweb.com Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreakmedia/Thinkstock Eliminating Outdated or Pointless Maintenance Practices, Part 1 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/eliminating-outdated-or-pointless-maintenance-practices-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Look for maintenance practices that can be eliminated</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/eliminating-outdated-or-pointless-maintenance-practices-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/eliminating-outdated-or-pointless-maintenance-practices-part-1#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 135061 at http://ecmweb.com Huntstock/iStock/Thinkstock Tip of the Week: The Steps in a Safe Test and Measurement Sequence http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-steps-safe-test-and-measurement-sequence <div class="node-body article-body">Methodical testing procedures will help ensure safety</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-steps-safe-test-and-measurement-sequence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-steps-safe-test-and-measurement-sequence#comments Basics Test & Measurement Electrical Testing Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:23:00 +0000 135041 at http://ecmweb.com How many times a week do you exercise? http://ecmweb.com/poll/04252016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/04252016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2941-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2941"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2941" name="choice" value="2941" class="form-radio" /> Every day</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2951-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2951"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2951" name="choice" value="2951" class="form-radio" /> At least 5 times</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2961-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2961"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2961" name="choice" value="2961" class="form-radio" /> 2-3 times</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2971-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2971"><input type="radio" 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http://ecmweb.com Code Quiz of the Week: No. 21 http://ecmweb.com/galleries/code-quiz-week-no-21 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take this weekly quiz to test your knowledge of the 2014 National Electrical Code requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/code-quiz-week-no-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/code-quiz-week-no-21#comments Quizzes Galleries Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000 135011 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Photo credit: Goodshot/Thinkstock</p> April 2016 http://ecmweb.com/electrical-construction-and-maintenance/2016-04-25 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Check out the April 2016 issue of EC&amp;M.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This issue features stories on trends in lighting and control, the true cost of construction change orders, infrared certification for electrical professionals, the evolution of solid-state lighting, electrical service failure investigations, the National Electrical Code, Code violations, residential service secrets, mobile applications, and more.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-construction-and-maintenance/2016-04-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 134891 at http://ecmweb.com Customizing Control http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/customizing-control <div class="node-body article-body">The days of walking into a building using multiple complex passwords to disable a security system, manually turning on/adjusting light switches/dimmers, and walking across the room or an entire floor to manually adjust a thermostat may soon become tasks of the past. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/customizing-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/customizing-control#comments Lighting & Control Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:19:00 +0000 134841 at http://ecmweb.com Myth Busting for Bathrooms http://ecmweb.com/nec/myth-busting-bathrooms <div class="node-body article-body">This may come as a surprise to some electricians, but the receptacles required to be installed next to the bathroom sink in dwelling units are not required to be on a 20A circuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/myth-busting-bathrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/myth-busting-bathrooms#comments NEC Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134981 at http://ecmweb.com What's Wrong Here? Hint: Sheetrock to be installed later. http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-sheetrock-be-installed-later <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-sheetrock-be-installed-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-sheetrock-be-installed-later#comments What's Wrong Here? Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134971 at http://ecmweb.com Illustrated Catastrophes: A Cascade of Missteps http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-cascade-missteps <div class="node-body article-body">Check out the latest Code violations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-cascade-missteps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-cascade-missteps#comments Violations Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134961 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for Sizing Short Circuit and Ground Fault Protection for Single Motor Branch Circuits http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-nec-requirements-sizing-short-circuit-and-ground-fault-protection-single-motor-branc <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What is the Code rule for sizing short circuit and ground fault protection for a single motor branch circuit?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-nec-requirements-sizing-short-circuit-and-ground-fault-protection-single-motor-branc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-nec-requirements-sizing-short-circuit-and-ground-fault-protection-single-motor-branc#comments Q&A Motors Design Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134951 at http://ecmweb.com Don’t Get Burned by the NEC’s Space-Heating Equipment Rules http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/don-t-get-burned-nec-s-space-heating-equipment-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Article 424 is a nine-part article on fixed electric space heating</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/don-t-get-burned-nec-s-space-heating-equipment-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/don-t-get-burned-nec-s-space-heating-equipment-rules#comments Code Basics Design Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134941 at http://ecmweb.com Critical Code Requirements for Marinas and Boatyards http://ecmweb.com/nec/critical-code-requirements-marinas-and-boatyards <div class="node-body article-body">With the arrival of spring, project work on marinas and boatyards picks up, as will Code violations in those places </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/critical-code-requirements-marinas-and-boatyards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/critical-code-requirements-marinas-and-boatyards#comments Design NEC Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134931 at http://ecmweb.com What is Ladder Logic? http://ecmweb.com/training/what-ladder-logic <div class="node-body article-body">Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are used extensively throughout the world</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/training/what-ladder-logic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/training/what-ladder-logic#comments Basics Training Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134921 at http://ecmweb.com Online Reviews Can Seriously Damage Your Business http://ecmweb.com/business-management/online-reviews-can-seriously-damage-your-business <div class="node-body article-body">This past year, my wife and I bought most of our Christmas gifts online. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/online-reviews-can-seriously-damage-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/online-reviews-can-seriously-damage-your-business#comments Business Management Silver Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 134901 at http://ecmweb.com