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IAEI Weekly Update, September 23, 2020

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IAEI Weekly Update

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Champion Fiberglass
Essential Inspections — One Jurisdiction’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

IAEI Magazine
On Thursday, March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Executive Order N-33-20, requiring all residents to stay home unless needed for essential services. The next day, the City of Bakersfield, California, closed Development Services so that staff could consider the ramifications of the order and proceed accordingly.


Follow up survey of code officials demonstrates importance of continued investment in virtual capabilities

Building Safety Journal
The International Code Council conducted a follow-up survey of building and fire departments to learn how code officials are coping with the professional challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. From August 11 through September 3, 2020, more than 800 respondents from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia provided input. Respondents came from states as well as and local jurisdictions that range in size from 700 people to four million.

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Your questions answered: Arc flash mitigation

Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Reducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A

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Automotive Lift

Power Outages — Protect Your Home When the Power Goes Out

Power outages can lead to more than just your lights going out. Forcing sensitive electronics to shutdown unexpectedly can result in data loss or damage to electrical systems. When power returns, a surge can damage TVs, appliances, and even heating and AC systems. Power outages can be impossible to predict, so be sure to prepare your home with the following devices.

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Evaluating battery revenues for offshore wind farms using advanced modeling

Lithium-ion battery technologies currently dominate the advanced energy storage market—a sector of increasing importance as more focus is put on variable renewable energy generation and reliability to help decarbonize the global energy system. But according to MIT researchers, prevailing battery models can actually overestimate the battery's revenue in an energy storage system by 35 percent.

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IAEI Webinars

Windy City Electrified

Electrical Contractor Magazine
“Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town. Chicago, Chicago, I will show you around. I love it!” This lively city bustles with a range of projects done by some of Chicagoland’s leading electrical contractors.

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The Top 5 How-To Videos on Insulation Resistance Testing

Although this task may seem simple, the basics of insulation resistance testing are often misunderstood. Let’s dig into why that is by watching some helpful tutorials.

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Space-saving motors and drives

Control Design
Electronics continue to trend smaller and smaller, and industrial-automation applications are no exception. Where machine builders want a smaller footprint and easier programming, along with higher production, they’re looking for motors and drives that can do more with less.

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Electrical safety for a non-electrical audience

NFPA Journal
Electrical safety often gets viewed by non-electrical occupations as an “electrician thing” or as that small piece of an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 class. The truth is that many non-electrical occupations need every bit of electrical safety training that electricians and electrical maintenance technicians do.

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Journeyman Electrician, Engineering Operations with Denver Health in Denver, Colorado

IAEI and PACE Online Education
IREC-IAEI online photovoltaic PV training


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This interactive online solar PV training for code officials and PV installers has five video modules that review the basics of how to make PV inspections efficient and effective for various system types and that gives installers good insights to help jobs meet code.

With passing scores on the lesson assessment quizzes, students can apply for CEUs from IAEI. Learn more 



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Disclaimer: The views expressed in the above articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.