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National Electrical Code 2017

Presenter: Chad Kurdi, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Holiday Inn City Centre
100 West 8th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-339-2000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 - 5:00 pm

Overview of Major Changes in 2017 National Electrical Code

   Article 425: Fixed Industrial Process Heating
   Article 691: Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production
   Article 706: Energy Storage Systems
   Article 710: Stand-Alone Systems
   Article 712: Direct-Current Microgrids

Chapter 1: National Electrical Code

   Requirements for electrical installations, including
      clearances and free space requirements about equipment
   New reconditioned equipment, identification and traceability;
   New limited access working space requirement
   New short-circuit current documentation

Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection

   Grounded conductors
   Voltage drop calculations
   Branch circuit, feeder and services calculations
   GFCI receptacle outlet requirements
   Service requirements
   Transformer protection
   New GFCI protection for non-dwelling units

Grounding and Bonding

   Grounding of service entrances
   Grounding of separately-derived systems
   Grounding electrodes
   Sizing of grounding electrode and grounding conductor
   Bonding of services

Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials

   Wiring methods—underground installation requirements
   Conductors for general wiring
   Conductor ampacity correction and adjustments
   Number of conductors in a raceway
   Pull and junction box fill calculation
   New Single-phase dwelling services and feaders

Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use

   Flexible cords and cables
   Receptacle requirements
   Switchboards and panel boards
   Short circuit rating
   Luminaires, appliances, transformers and motors

Chapter 5: Special Occupancies

   Hazardous locations
   Commercial garages
   Health care facility requirements
   Recreational vehicle parks

Chapter 6: Special Equipment

   Signs, outline lighting, elevators
   Hybrid vehicle plug in requirements
   Data center requirements
   Pools and spas
   Solar photovoltaic systems
   Small wind turbine systems

Chapter 7: Special Conditions

   Emergency systems
   Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits
   Fire alarm circuits

Chapter 8: Communications Circuits

   Premises-powered broadband communication systems
   Network-powered broadband communication systems

Chapter 9: Tables

   Conductor fill and raceway calculation example

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 Code Hours

Professional Engineers
      7.0 PDHs (HSW)

     7.0 HSW PDHs/Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs - Electrical

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and has been approved by the South Dakota Electrical Commission for 6.5 Code hours and 0.0 Non-Code hours.

This course offers and 7.0 PDHs (HSW) to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours (PDHs) to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in South Dakota.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Electrical.

This seminar also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been submitted for approval in any state witha contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Chad Kurdi, PE

Senior Electrical Engineer at BKV Group in Minneapolis
Mr. Kurdi has been serving the electrical industry for more than 25 years as an electrical engineer, electrician, electrical trainer and department manager. Mr. Kurdi was an electrical construction and design principal instructor and department director at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis for 12 years. He has developed and taught thousands of electrical training hours for Dunwoody and the Minnesota Electrical Association (MEA) over 14 years. These classes include NEC Code update, electrical exam prep, MV, estimation and project management, electrical wiring, electrical design, AutoCAD, Revit MEP and electrical apprenticeship. Mr. Kurdi has worked as an electrical engineer and electrician at many engineering firms and electrical contractors. Currently he is the head of the electrical engineering group at BKV Group (Architectural & Engineering Firm) in Minneapolis. Mr. Kurdi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Adult Education. He is a registered electrical engineer (PE) in 24 states including Minnesota and South Dakota. Mr. Kurdi holds a Class A master electrician license in Minnesota.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.