Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine - The Online Resource for Electrical Design, Construction and Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/rss.xml en Man Electrocuted While Relamping Parking Lot Fixture http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/man-electrocuted-while-relamping-parking-lot-fixture <div class="node-body article-body">A worker was electrocuted last weekend in Tolleson, Arizona, while relamping a parking lot fixture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/man-electrocuted-while-relamping-parking-lot-fixture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/man-electrocuted-while-relamping-parking-lot-fixture#comments Shock & Electrocution Around the Circuit Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:30:00 +0000 55241 at http://ecmweb.com themacx/iStock/Thinkstock LED downlight http://ecmweb.com/product-day/led-downlight-3 <div class="node-body article-body">The LBSLEDA all-in-one LED commercial downlight is built to fit a standard 4×4 J-box</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/led-downlight-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/led-downlight-3#comments Product of the Day Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:09:00 +0000 55231 at http://ecmweb.com NECA Releases NECA/NCSCB 600-14; Electrical Standard Revision http://ecmweb.com/design/neca-releases-necancscb-600-14-electrical-standard-revision <div class="node-body article-body">On Oct.16, the National Electrical Contractors Association and the National Cable Splicing Certification Board released NECA/NCSCB 600-2014, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Medium-Voltage Cable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/neca-releases-necancscb-600-14-electrical-standard-revision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/neca-releases-necancscb-600-14-electrical-standard-revision#comments Design News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:44:00 +0000 55221 at http://ecmweb.com Edison-base Fuseholder Requirements http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/edison-base-fuseholder-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Part V of Article 240 focuses on the requirements for plug fuses, fuseholders and adapters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/edison-base-fuseholder-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/edison-base-fuseholder-requirements#comments Code Quiz of Day Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:58:00 +0000 55201 at http://ecmweb.com Welding Receptacles or Power Receptacles? http://ecmweb.com/nec/welding-receptacles-or-power-receptacles <div class="node-body article-body">In petrochemical plants and refineries, there are usually many 480VAC, 3-phase receptacles scattered throughout the facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/welding-receptacles-or-power-receptacles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/welding-receptacles-or-power-receptacles#comments NEC Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:37:00 +0000 55191 at http://ecmweb.com Open Standards-Driven Solutions Key to Future-Proof Smart Buildings http://ecmweb.com/green-building/open-standards-driven-solutions-key-future-proof-smart-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">Daintree Networks, Inc., and CoR Advisors have released findings gleaned from their "State of Building Energy Management Survey" distributed to building owners, managers and other industry professionals. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/open-standards-driven-solutions-key-future-proof-smart-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/open-standards-driven-solutions-key-future-proof-smart-buildings#comments Green Building News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:55:00 +0000 55181 at http://ecmweb.com Wire stripper http://ecmweb.com/product-day/wire-stripper <div class="node-body article-body">The Stripax Ultimate strips most halogen-free insulation materials </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/wire-stripper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/wire-stripper#comments Product of the Day Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:12:00 +0000 55171 at http://ecmweb.com Disconnecting Means Requirements for X-Ray Equipment http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/disconnecting-means-requirements-x-ray-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Article 660 covers all X-ray equipment operating at any frequency or voltage for industrial or other non-medical or non-dental use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/disconnecting-means-requirements-x-ray-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/disconnecting-means-requirements-x-ray-equipment#comments Code Quiz of Day Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:10:00 +0000 55161 at http://ecmweb.com Navigant Expects 116 Million LED Streetlights Installed by 2023 http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/navigant-expects-116-million-led-streetlights-installed-2023 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The market for street and roadway lighting is undergoing a rapid transition from conventional technologies, such as high pressure sodium, to light-emitting diode (LED) light sources. High pressure sodium remains the biggest seller today, but some companies that sell them are already planning to discontinue their non-LED product lines. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, the installed base of LEDs in street lighting worldwide is expected to grow from 13.2 million in 2014 to more than 116 million in 2023.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/navigant-expects-116-million-led-streetlights-installed-2023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/navigant-expects-116-million-led-streetlights-installed-2023#comments Around the Circuit Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:09:00 +0000 55151 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Los Vegas replaced 6,600 streetlights with LED beginning in 2011. Navigant Research expects an installed base of 116 million units worldwide by 2023.</p> Ethan Miller / Getty Images News Shermco Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary http://ecmweb.com/business-management/shermco-celebrates-40-year-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body">The year of 1974 gave us many classics. “Jaws” was published, “Happy Days” came on the air, “You are the Sunshine of my Life” was nominated for a Grammy and Shermco Industries was founded. And now Shermco Industries celebrates 40 years in business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/shermco-celebrates-40-year-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/shermco-celebrates-40-year-anniversary#comments Business Management News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:12:00 +0000 55101 at http://ecmweb.com Lightbulb Cartel a Dark Spot in Lighting History http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightbulb-cartel-dark-spot-lighting-history <div class="node-body article-body">In 1924, a group of leading international businessmen gathered in Geneva for a meeting that would alter the lighting world for decades to come.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightbulb-cartel-dark-spot-lighting-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/lightbulb-cartel-dark-spot-lighting-history#comments Lighting & Control Around the Circuit Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:00 +0000 55141 at http://ecmweb.com choness/iStock/Thinkstock Digital tools http://ecmweb.com/product-day/digital-tools <div class="node-body article-body">The Square D PROficient suite of cloud-based digital tools features an intuitive, easy-to-use interface </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/digital-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/digital-tools#comments Product of the Day Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 55131 at http://ecmweb.com Thermal Protection of Fixed Electric Heating Equipment http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/thermal-protection-fixed-electric-heating-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Article 427 requirements apply to electrically energized heating systems and the installation of these systems used with pipelines or vessels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/thermal-protection-fixed-electric-heating-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/thermal-protection-fixed-electric-heating-equipment#comments Code Quiz of Day Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:40:00 +0000 55121 at http://ecmweb.com October 2014 http://ecmweb.com/electrical-construction-and-maintenance/2014-10-28 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This issue features stories on electrical hazards in swimming pools, grounding and bonding, the National Electrical Code, construction labor shortage, arc flash protection, the office construction forecast, demand side management, new products, residential service training, 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> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 54591 at http://ecmweb.com Using Technology to Reduce Power System Impacts from the Next Superstorm http://ecmweb.com/power-quality/using-technology-reduce-power-system-impacts-next-superstorm <div class="node-body article-body">Sandy, meet RecX. No, it’s not a battle of Transformers action figures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/power-quality/using-technology-reduce-power-system-impacts-next-superstorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/power-quality/using-technology-reduce-power-system-impacts-next-superstorm#comments Power Quality Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:52:00 +0000 55111 at http://ecmweb.com Getty Images Electrical Fire Reported at Downtown Phoenix Hotel http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-fire-reported-downtown-phoenix-hotel <div class="node-body article-body">Several explosions were heard in the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix hotel this past Saturday.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-fire-reported-downtown-phoenix-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-fire-reported-downtown-phoenix-hotel#comments Fire & Security Around the Circuit Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:29:00 +0000 55091 at http://ecmweb.com Temporary Wiring in Assembly Occupancies http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/temporary-wiring-assembly-occupancies <div class="node-body article-body">Article 518 covers the requirements for all buildings or portions of buildings where people gather for purposes such as deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar purposes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/temporary-wiring-assembly-occupancies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/temporary-wiring-assembly-occupancies#comments Code Quiz of Day Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:21:00 +0000 55081 at http://ecmweb.com It Came from the ’80s http://ecmweb.com/galleries/it-came-80s <div class="field-byline"> EC&amp;M Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">This is what the ’80s looked like in the pages of <em>EC&amp;M</em> magazine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/it-came-80s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/it-came-80s#comments Galleries Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 54941 at http://ecmweb.com Battery tester http://ecmweb.com/product-day/battery-tester <div class="node-body article-body">The Intelligent battery tester product line is designed to test lead acid batteries commonly used in backup systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/battery-tester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/battery-tester#comments Product of the Day Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:15:00 +0000 55071 at http://ecmweb.com On the Move: New Hires and Promotions http://ecmweb.com/galleries/move-new-hires-and-promotions <div class="node-body gallery-body">Updates on promotions, elections and changes among the people of the industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/move-new-hires-and-promotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/move-new-hires-and-promotions#comments Galleries Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:37:00 +0000 55031 at http://ecmweb.com Cable pulling app http://ecmweb.com/product-day/cable-pulling-app <div class="node-body article-body">The PullCalc app is the only pulling calculator on the market that finds the approximate pull force needed to install electrical cable inside conduit </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/cable-pulling-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/cable-pulling-app#comments Product of the Day Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:00 +0000 55021 at http://ecmweb.com Chicagoland’s Paramont EO Expands Services, Inventory, Fleet http://ecmweb.com/news/chicagoland-s-paramont-eo-expands-services-inventory-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">Paramont EO has announced enhanced capabilities to the commercial, industrial and residential markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/chicagoland-s-paramont-eo-expands-services-inventory-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/chicagoland-s-paramont-eo-expands-services-inventory-fleet#comments Business Management News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:27:00 +0000 55011 at http://ecmweb.com Victor Pelaez/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock Bend Radius Restrictions for Type MC Cable http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/bend-radius-restrictions-type-mc-cable <div class="node-body article-body">Article 330 covers the use, installation, and construction specifications of metal-clad cable, Type MC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/bend-radius-restrictions-type-mc-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/bend-radius-restrictions-type-mc-cable#comments Code Quiz of Day Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:46:00 +0000 55001 at http://ecmweb.com 2015 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition http://ecmweb.com/2015-bicsi-winter-conference-exhibition <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Orlando World Center Marriott</span> <div class="street-address"> 8701 World Center Dr, </div> <span class="locality">Orlando</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">32821 </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=8701+World+Center+Dr%2C%2C+Orlando%2C+FL%2C+32821+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>As the leader in information and communications technology (ICT) education, BICSI can offer you a conference event certain to expand your technical insight, networking base and familiarity with quality vendors essential to the future of your business. Here&amp;rsquo;s what you can expect:</p> <ul> <li> Sit through some of the most forward-thinking and motivational presentations given by industry leaders.</li> <li> Discover new technologies and solutions to boost your business in the <strong><a href="https://www.bicsi.org/winter/2015/attendee.aspx?id=7338" target="_blank">Exhibit Hall</a></strong>.</li> <li> Connect with your peers and interact with other ICT professionals.</li> </ul> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.bicsi.org/winter/2015/default.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.bicsi.org/winter/2015/default.aspx</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/2015-bicsi-winter-conference-exhibition#comments Contractor Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:00 +0000 54951 at http://ecmweb.com NEMRA 2015 Annual Conference http://ecmweb.com/nemra-2015-annual-conference <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn"> Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina</span> <div class="street-address"> 333 West Harbor Drive </div> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">92101 </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=333+West+Harbor+Drive%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+92101+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The NEMRA Annual Conference features educational sessions, Manufacturer Sales Meetings, Business Review Sessions, a Product and Business Services Showcase, an All-Industry General Session with key note speakers, and a cocktail reception for all attendees. Additionally, many manufacturers host after hours events for their sales representatives.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.nemra.org/Conference/2015-Conference.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.nemra.org/Conference/2015-Conference.aspx</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/nemra-2015-annual-conference#comments Contractor Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:00 +0000 54931 at http://ecmweb.com 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop http://ecmweb.com/2015-ieee-ias-electrical-safety-workshop <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Louisville Downtown Marriott</span> <div class="street-address"> 280 W Jefferson St. </div> <span class="locality">Louisville</span>, <span class="region">KY</span> <span class="postal-code">40202</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=280+W+Jefferson+St.%2C+Louisville%2C+KY%2C+40202%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) is dedicated to changing the electrical safety culture. Check out our upcoming events and be a part of the movement.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ias-esw/" target="_blank">http://www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ias-esw</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/2015-ieee-ias-electrical-safety-workshop#comments Contractor Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:00 +0000 54921 at http://ecmweb.com National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) Winter Meeting 2015 http://ecmweb.com/national-academy-forensic-engineers-nafe-winter-meeting-2015 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hollywood Beach Marriott</span> <div class="street-address"> 2501 North Ocean Drive </div> <span class="locality">Hollywood</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">33019</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=+2501+North+Ocean+Drive%2C+Hollywood%2C+FL%2C+33019%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div class="container" id="page-wrap"> <div class="sidebar-right twelve columns" id="content"> <article class="post-279 page type-page status-publish hentry" id="post-279"> <div class="entry"> <h3> <span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; font-weight: normal;">16 Continuing Education Hours - Technical Papers, Ethics, Principles of Safety Engineering, Surviving a Daubert Challenge</span></h3> <h1> <em><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; font-weight: normal;">Program details coming soon.</span></em></h1> </div> </article> </div> </div> <h3> For more information:</h3> <p><b>Contact:</b>&nbsp;Arthur Schwartz<br /> <b>Phone:</b>&nbsp;703-684-2845<br /> <b>Email:</b>&nbsp; <a href="mailto:%20aschwartz@nafe.org">aschwartz@nafe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/national-academy-forensic-engineers-nafe-winter-meeting-2015#comments Contractor Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:00 +0000 54911 at http://ecmweb.com Moving Violations Video No. 82: Lack of Expansion Fittings http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-video-no-82-lack-expansion-fittings <div class="node-body video-body">In this episode, Russ shows us a great example of what happens when you don’t use expansion fittings in long runs of PVC. This installation violates the requirements set forth in Sec. 352.44 of the 2014 NEC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-video-no-82-lack-expansion-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-video-no-82-lack-expansion-fittings#comments Violations Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:49:00 +0000 54871 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Problem Causes Minor Explosion in Downtown Colorado Springs http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-problem-causes-minor-explosion-downtown-colorado-springs <div class="node-body article-body">An electrical problem caused a minor explosion in downtown Colorado Springs this morning.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-problem-causes-minor-explosion-downtown-colorado-springs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-problem-causes-minor-explosion-downtown-colorado-springs#comments Fire & Security Around the Circuit Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:37:00 +0000 54981 at http://ecmweb.com Neil Podoll/iStock/Thinkstock Pyrophoric Materials and NEC Article 500 http://ecmweb.com/nec/pyrophoric-materials-and-nec-article-500 <div class="node-body article-body">In the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC), the last sentence of the first paragraph in Sec. 500.5(A) states: “Where pyrophoric materials are the only materials used or handled, these locations are outside the scope of this Article.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/pyrophoric-materials-and-nec-article-500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/pyrophoric-materials-and-nec-article-500#comments NEC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:00 +0000 54971 at http://ecmweb.com Photo: Zoonar/Thinkstock