This class begins with a discussion of the code review process, a detailed explanation of how the NEC is organized, new Articles for 2020, and an overview of most significant individual code changes as well as several code-wide changes.
The class follows this with every significant change made to Chapters 8 [Communication Systems and 9 [Tables] in the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC-2020). Chapter 8 is a stand-alone chapter that covers some of the most interesting technologies for data and communications. A video provides a useful overview of the substantial overhaul of this Chapter. A review of seven changes drawn from Articles 800 & 805 follows, providing details on the repurposing of Article 800 for General Requirements and the reorganizations and revisions for the Sections moved or added to the new Article 805. The class finishes this look at Chapter 8 with two changes to the increasingly important Premises-Powered Broadband Communications Systems: 1) Circuits Leaving the Building and 2) Powering Communications Equipment over Communications Cables
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Charles "Chuck" Price is At Your Pace Online's Subject Matter Expert for the Electrical Trade. He started out in grocery management at the age of 18 and after 5 years decided to venture into the electrical trade in 1996. He served his apprenticeship and quickly became a foreman running work. He gained experience in many facets of the trade such as working on traffic signals, hospitals and healthcare buildings, waste water treatment plants, and many commercial applications including telecommunications data centers. He currently is working for the area's largest healthcare system.
One of his passions is working with kids - and that starts with his own two boys! He has coached youth football and basketball at several levels and is part of a men's organization that raises money for the youth as well. He is a leader in the local 4-H group, helping kids learn about animal science. All in all, Chuck focuses on being the best father he can be, while maintaining a firm grasp on the ever-changing electrical industry.