NFPA released the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in digital format last week. The code, which has been published by NFPA since 1911, is one of the most widely used in the built world. This newest edition is available in PDF and through the National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access (NFCSS), with a hard copy to be released at the end of August.
In addition to publishing the code, NFPA offers companion resources and education to help professionals learn how to understand and apply the latest code. A host of resources are coming soon including the 2014 NEC Handbook, pocket guides for residential and commercial applications, ebooks and an app.
A new online destination, nec connect, was recently launched to provide members of the electrical community and others interested in electrical issues with news, information, tips, learning resources and networking opportunities related to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC). The website, necconnect.org, is a resource for installers and contractors, designers and engineers, code enforcers, and policymakers for all things related to the NEC. It is a place where participants can engage with others who share an interest in electrical safety.