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NECA commissioning standard breaks new ground

The National Electrical Contractors Association has released NECA 90-2004, a document that contains recommended pra...


December 29, 2004  


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The National Electrical Contractors Association has released NECA 90-2004, a document that contains recommended practices for commissioning building electrical systems.

According to Brooke Stauffer, the organization’s executive director of standards and safety, it represents a new direction for the construction standards program.

“We’ve published standards on how to install lighting and switchboards and transformers and cables and raceways, and so on," he said.

"But NECA 90, takes a broad ‘horizontal’ perspective across the entire electrical installation. It defines the process of commissioning building systems and provides guidelines for attaining optimum system performance that conforms to the designer’s intent as represented by the plans, specifications, and industry codes and standards.”

NECA 90-2004 is the 27th volume of the National Electrical Installation Standards series.

The new standard is priced at US$15 for NECA-members with quantity discounts available.