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NECA 700-2010 Standard for Installing Overcurrent Protection to Achieve Selective Coordination

Describes the application procedures for selecting and adjusting low-voltage overcurrent protective devices to achieve selective coordination. NECA 700 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).
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NEIS Yearbook Volume 9

This reference tool is a complete digital collection of NECA’s performance standards for electrical construction and maintenance. It contains the complete set of NEIS, including updated and new standards series through mid-2013. Several NEIS in the Yearbook have been revised and expanded to align with the current edition of the National Electrical Code and other applicable standards.
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NECA/AA 104-2012, Standard for Installing Aluminum Building Wire and Cable (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures and design considerations for aluminum building wire and cable in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial applications not exceeding 2000 volts. 

Developed jointly with the Aluminum Association, NECA/AA 104-2012 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 102-2004, Standard for Installing Aluminum Rigid Metal Conduit (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for aluminum rigid metal conduit, including aluminum RMC with a supplementary PVC coating. NECA 102 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA111

NECA 111-2003, Standard for Installing Nonmetallic Raceways (RNC, ENT, LFNC) (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for nonmetallic raceways of circular cross-section used for electrical power wire and cable, communications wiring, or fiber optic cables. NECA 111 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 120-2012, Standard for Installing Armored Cable (Type AC) and Metal-Clad Cable (Type MC)

Describes installation procedures for Type AC and Type MC cables, which are used for electrical wiring for residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. It also includes information on fittings and other accessories necessary for a quality installation and maintenance of these cable systems. NECA 120 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 121-2007, Standard for Installing Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (Type NM) and Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable (Type UF) (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for nonmetallic-sheathed cable (Type NM) and underground feeder and branch-circuit cable (Type UF).

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NECA 130-2010, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Wiring Devices

Describes the Installing and Maintaining of low-voltage wiring devices permanently installed on building premises wiring systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications in non-hazardous (unclassified) locations, such as for convenience receptacles, lighting switches, disconnect switches, and fixed, stationary or portable electric signs.
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NECA/BICSI 607-2011, Standard for Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding Planning and Installation Methods for Commercial Buildings

This American National Standard specifies aspects of planning and installation of telecommunications bonding and grounding systems within a commercial building. This standard is intended to enhance the planning, specification and layout of an effective telecommunications bonding and grounding system. Additionally, this standard specifies installation requirements for components of the telecommunications bonding and grounding system.
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NECA/FOA 301-2009, Standard for Installing and Testing Fiber Optics (ANSI)

Describes installation and testing practices for optical fiber systems used for communications purposes. Developed jointly with the Fiber Optic Association, the certification body for fiber optic technicians and installers. 

NECA/FOA 301 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).
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NECA/MACSCB 600-2014, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Medium-Voltage Cable (ANSI)

This standard describes installation procedures for shielded and non-shielded solid-dielectric medium-voltage cables rated from 2001 Volts to 35,000 Volts AC and installed in conduits or ducts, or direct-buried. This publication applies to single-and multi-conductor cables used for distributing power for commercial, institutional, and industrial loads in nonhazardous locations both indoors and outdoors.

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NECA/NEMA 105-2007, Standard for Installing Metal Cable Tray Systems (ANSI)

NECA/NEMA 105-2007, Standard for Installing Metal Cable Tray Systems (ANSI) describes installation practices and procedures for metal cable tray systems. Details about maintenance, system modification, grounding and bonding, and inspection and addition of cables are complemented by illustrations throughout. A full list of reference standards is also included.

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NECA605

NECA/NEMA 605-2005, Recommended Practice for Installing Underground Nonmetallic Utility Duct (ANSI)

Describes the installation, shipping, and handling of underground single bore nonmetallic duct for power, lighting, signaling, and communications applications. Developed jointly with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, NECA/NEMA 605 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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NECA 169 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

This standard describes the installation and maintenance procedures for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) and Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs).
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NEIS Yearbook CD covers for NECA Chapters

Promote your chapter by customizing your members’ copies with your chapter’s name on the NEIS CD cover of the yearbook.

The ninth volume of the National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS®) Yearbook CD collection, released by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), is a complete digital collection of NECA’s ANSI-accredited installation standards for electrical construction and maintenance. It includes updated and new standards added to the series through mid-2013.

We strongly recommend you that you invest in this valuable industry reference tool for your members. For orders and questions, contact the NECA Order Desk at (301) 215-4504 tel, or e-mail orderdesk@necanet.org.

NOTE: Quantity and member discounts are available. This custom cover option is available for print on demand orders of more than 10 copies only.

The two options available are as follows:

  1. Compliments of [EXAMPLE] NECA Chapter
  2. Courtesy of [EXAMPLE] NECA Chapter

NEIS Yearbook Volume 9

This reference tool is a complete digital collection of NECA’s performance standards for electrical construction and maintenance. It contains the complete set of NEIS, including updated and new standards series through mid-2013. Several NEIS in the Yearbook have been revised and expanded to align with the current edition of the National Electrical Code and other applicable standards.


NEIS Yearbook CD covers for NECA Chapters

Promote your chapter by customizing your members’ copies with your chapter’s name on the NEIS CD cover of the yearbook.

The ninth volume of the National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS®) Yearbook CD collection, released by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), is a complete digital collection of NECA’s ANSI-accredited installation standards for electrical construction and maintenance. It includes updated and new standards added to the series through mid-2013.

We strongly recommend you that you invest in this valuable industry reference tool for your members. For orders and questions, contact the NECA Order Desk at (301) 215-4504 tel, or e-mail orderdesk@necanet.org.

NOTE: Quantity and member discounts are available. This custom cover option is available for print on demand orders of more than 10 copies only.

The two options available are as follows:

  1. Compliments of [EXAMPLE] NECA Chapter
  2. Courtesy of [EXAMPLE] NECA Chapter

Smart Grid: Installation and Construction Management Aspects for Electrical Contractors

A “smart grid” can be described as the integration of the electrical grid with the information technology/ communication system so it can effectively monitor and manage the generation, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption of electricity. The existence and growth of smart grids is greatly influenced by numerous initiatives that are being introduced in recent years. Different levels of government and industry have rolled out various types of initiatives to support making the electric grid “smart.” Various initiatives indicate great potential for substantial growth in smart grid related development and installation projects. These efforts will present opportunities for the construction industry, especially electrical contractors. In order for electrical contractors to take advantage of these opportunities, they need to be conversant with technologies associated with smart grid and their installation and construction management related aspects. This study explored smart grid technologies both currently available and emerging, and developed their installation work scopes and associated construction management aspects. The following five major smart grid technologies are discussed.

1. Energy Storage Devices (ESD)
2. Advanced Superconducting Transmission Cables
3. Smart Substation and Smart Transformers
4. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
5. Home Area Networks (HAN)

The installation and construction management aspects of each the above-noted technologies are analyzed under the following impact categories:

- Impact on Overall Power System Design Location, Planning, Zoning and Environmental Considerations
- Product Procurement
- Product Installation
- Design and Construction of Supporting Components
- Construction Project Management
Finally, the analysis of each technology is presented in two sets of checklists: (a) checklists summarizing the above noted six impacts categories, and (b) checklist summarizing the work scope of electrical contractors.

Smart Grid: Installation and Construction Management Aspects for Electrical Contractors

A “smart grid” can be described as the integration of the electrical grid with the information technology/ communication system so it can effectively monitor and manage the generation, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption of electricity. The existence and growth of smart grids is greatly influenced by numerous initiatives that are being introduced in recent years. Different levels of government and industry have rolled out various types of initiatives to support making the electric grid “smart.” Various initiatives indicate great potential for substantial growth in smart grid related development and installation projects. These efforts will present opportunities for the construction industry, especially electrical contractors. In order for electrical contractors to take advantage of these opportunities, they need to be conversant with technologies associated with smart grid and their installation and construction management related aspects. This study explored smart grid technologies both currently available and emerging, and developed their installation work scopes and associated construction management aspects. The following five major smart grid technologies are discussed.

1. Energy Storage Devices (ESD)
2. Advanced Superconducting Transmission Cables
3. Smart Substation and Smart Transformers
4. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
5. Home Area Networks (HAN)

The installation and construction management aspects of each the above-noted technologies are analyzed under the following impact categories:

- Impact on Overall Power System Design Location, Planning, Zoning and Environmental Considerations
- Product Procurement
- Product Installation
- Design and Construction of Supporting Components
- Construction Project Management
Finally, the analysis of each technology is presented in two sets of checklists: (a) checklists summarizing the above noted six impacts categories, and (b) checklist summarizing the work scope of electrical contractors.