This class is designed for all Minnesota Master and Journeyman Elevator Constructors. It fulfills the entire two-hour continuing education requirement for this cycle for limited licensees. It combines with a second class on the NEC to fulfill the 4-hour CE requirement for unlimited licensees. Chapters 3 & 4 of the 2017 NEC (the edition adopted in Minnesota in 2017) contain many of the NEC provisions that are particularly helpful to elevator constructors. The topics covered include:
- Article 300 - General Requirements for Wiring Methods and Materials, including provisions on conductors, insulated fittings, number & size of conductors in raceway and avoiding heat by induction, supporting requirements, and fire resistance.
- Articles 310, 312, and 314, including permitted uses of various cables, ampacities, raceways & cables on rooftops, cabinets, circuit boxes, luminaire boxes, calculating box size, meter socket enclosures, outlet device & junction boxes, conduit bodies, and fittings & handhole enclosures.
- Articles 320 to 386 numerous aspects of the later stages of electric wire installation, including securing and supporting, power and control tray cable, arranging cable in auxiliary gutters, and key requirements for metal & nonmetallic wireways.
- Chapter 4 - Equipment for General Use - Articles 400, 406, 430 & 440; Chapter 9 & Annexes D and E, including provisions on flexible cords and cables, receptacles and plugs, installation requirements, wet locations, motors, motor circuits & controllers, disconnecting means, short-circuit rating. air conditioning and refrigerating equipment, and grounding and bonding of rooftop equipment.
Please note: This course expires on August 31, 2020. You must complete this course by August 31, 2020, in order to receive your CE credits.
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- Approved By: Minnesota Department of Labor & Industries
Darren DeJoy’s code knowledge, skill with customer relations, and ability to find ideal solutions for code compliance at a reasonable cost has made him a leader in this field. His experience includes:
Helper for new construction and repair at S & N Elevator Company,
19 years with Westinghouse Elevator Corp. as elevator construction and repair mechanic as well as running a service route for many years.
Seven years with Minnesota Elevator Inc. as an Elevator Modernization Sales Engineer (where his co-workers dubbed him the “Elevator Code Guru,” to recognize his expertise and willingness to help anyone who may have questions on elevator code).
Five years with All City Elevator, Inc., in modernization, new construction sales, consulting & project management.
Became a QEI and served as a State Elevator Inspector.
Member of 12-person Minnesota Elevator Advisory Committee during review and recommendations for adoption of ASME A17.1-2004-05 and 2010 Elevator Safety Code. He has also written some of the Minnesota provisions in Chapter 1307, the administrative rules that amend and adopt ASME A17.1.
Darren founded ESTEP (Elevator Safety Training for Emergency Personnel) in 2001 and continues to provides trainings he developed based on the ASME A17.4-1999 “Guide for Emergency Personnel”for firefighters and first responders in elevator rescue and the use of Phase I and Phase II fire recall throughout the state.
In 2009, Darren helped reassemble the “Elevator Association of Minnesota” and is currently the chairman of the EAM’s code committee.
Beginning in 2018, Darren joined Elevator Technical Consulting, Inc., a Vertical Transportation Consulting firm established in 2014 based out of Minneapolis. Darren and Greg Gehring of Elevator TCI utilize their 80 years of combined experience to provide expertise and guidance for clients in almost all aspects of the industry.