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Richard E. Loyd

Richard E. Loyd is a nationally known author of five electrical books and many technical magazine articles. He is a consultant specializing in the National Electrical Code and the model building codes. He serves on two NEC committees: Code Making Panel 5, responsible for Grounding; and Panel 8, responsible for Raceways. He serves on the IEEE Power Systems Grounding Committee (Green Book). Mr. Loyd served as the chief electrical inspector and administrator for the states of Idaho and Arkansas. He has served as chairman of NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, as a member of Underwriters Laboratories Advisory Electrical Council, as chairman for Educational Testing Service (ETS) multi-state Electrical Licensing Advisory Board. His book titles are: Electrical Raceways and Other Wiring Methods, 3rd edition (Delmar Publishers); Master Electrician's Review, 3rd edition (Delmar Publishers); Journeyman Electrician's Review, 3rd edition (Delmar Publishers); Wiring Methods Technical Reference, 1st edition (Delmar Publishers); Hazardous Technical Reference, 1st edition (Delmar Publishers).


The Roadrunner Club

At the International Association Electrical Inspectors Southern Section’s 2011 annual meeting it was my pleasure and honor to present the prestigious Gold Roadrunner Award to Chuck Mello and to Mark Ode, with the assistance of John Minick and Mark Earley, the two most recent recipients’ of this award.

The Gold Roadrunner Club

If you have been around awhile, you have probably heard of the group called the Roadrunners. If you regularly attend IAEI chapter and section meetings, you may have heard the code panel or some of the presenters referred to as Roadrunners or Circuit Riders.

Grounding Electro-Magnetic Interference Study (GEMI)

Newly appointed Executive Director J. Phillip Simmons approached me and asked if I knew where Eustace C. Soares got his information to develop the tables for his book, Grounding Electrical Distribution Systems for Safety. Phil was referring particularly to those related to acceptable lengths of steel conduit and tubing for equipment grounding. I told Phil that I did not know but would try to find out. He told me that IAEI was interested in including this empirical data to back up the information in the 1993 revision of Soares Book on Grounding, 5th edition.