Session Type: Pre Convention Workshop
Location: Convention CenterRoom Number: 156C
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|Every three years, the National Electrical Code® (NEC), the most widely recognized electrical standard in the world, is updated to reflect the newest installation practices used by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes. This course provides an authoritative, thorough review of the most significant changes in the 2017 NEC, including new articles and revisions that contractors and installers alike must understand. Don’t miss this first look at what changed in the next edition of the NEC. Attendees will receive a 2017 NEC Significant Changes textbook.FEE: $175|
Michael Johnston is NECA’s executive director of standards and safety. Mike holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He served on NEC CMP-5 in the 2002, 2005, and was the Chairman of CMP-5 representing NECA for the 2011 NEC cycle. Mike is currently the Chairman of the NEC Correlating Committee. Among his responsibilities for managing the codes, standards, and safety functions for NECA, Mike is secretary of the NECA Codes and Standards Committee. Johnston is a member of the IBEW and is an active member of ANSI, IAEI, NFPA, ASSE, the NFPA Electrical Section, the UL Electrical Council, and National Safety Council.
Jim Dollard is Safety Coordinator for the Philadelphia Electrical JATC. He is a master on OSHA 500 Instructor and works closely with the Penn-Del-Jersey NECA Chapter towards safe working conditions on all jobs. As a member of the NEC, TCC, CMP-10, CMP-13, NFPA 70E, NFPA 90A and the UL Electrical Council, Jim plays a significant role in the development of electrical standards. Jim is the author of the NJATC Codeology textbook, the 2008 NJATC NEC Significant Changes and Co-author of the 2011 NJATC NEC Significant Changes. His excellent presentation skills, knowledge of the electrical industry, extensive background in the electrical construction field, involvement in electrical safety and codes/standards allows Jim to make the most complex requirements seem easy to understand and apply.
Palmer Hickman is the Director of Safety and Code Training and Curriculum Development for the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Electrical Industry (NJATC). The NJATC is the training arm of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He represents the industry on the National Electrical Code (NEC) Correlating Committee, Code Panel 1 of the NEC®, and on the Technical Committees for NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and NFPA 70B®, and NFPA 79®, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery. In addition to his Codes and Standards involvement, he is an OSHA Construction Industry Master Instructor. He is a 34 year member of the IBEW with additional memberships including IAEI, NFPA, IEEE, NETA, and the UL Electrical Council. In addition to completion of the IBEW/NECA/NJATC apprenticeship, his educational background includes a B.A. in Labor Safety and Health.