January 18, 2017 Meeting
It’s not in the NEC: Our Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities
Our presenter on Wednesday--not Tuesday but WEDNESDAY, January 18--is Joseph W. Cooch, Esq. of Lee & McShane, P.C., a construction law firm that practices throughout the D.C. Metro.
Unless you keep a lawyer whom you trust on retainer, this is a meeting you don’t want to miss, whether you’re an inspector, an electrician, or an engineer/designer. Mr. Cooch’s experience defending construction professionals in DC and Maryland also enables him to advise clients on risk management and contracts.
We’re meeting, as usual, at 5:30 at Prince George's Community College’s Westphalia Training Center at 9109 Westphalia Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (near Largo).
Also as usual, some of us will meet before 5:30 to shoot the breeze, just for the camaraderie.
See you on 1/18/2017
Chapter meetings will take place on Wednesdays in 2017:
- January 18;
- March 15;
- May 17;
- September 20; and
On March 15, we have an important, and I hope related, topic: we're going to look at the Ethics of our work. The presenter is Christopher Morris, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at the University of Maryland, College Park, who volunteered an evening of his time.
On May 17 , provisionally we'll have an evening with Jack Lyons, representing NEMA. The topic has not been settled as yet; we'll have it at our March meeting.
It's possible that we'll have a summer event, as well.
On September 20, we'll learn from our UL representative: he's worth checking out. While we haven't selected a topic for Jeff Simpson yet, two have been mentioned:
(1) two hours on some aspect of photovoltaics;
(2) NEC Article 725--you can do plenty of damage without 240 volts, or 277/480.
Our last meeting, on November 15, has no presenter as yet. Stay tuned. If you have ideas about promising presenters and desirable programs, let's hear it.