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Presenter: Constantinos Papademas BSEE, ME, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Secaucus, NJ

Holiday Inn Secaucus Meadowlands
300 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: 201-348-2000

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 feeders

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 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 CPC Credits/PDHs

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

NJ Electrical Contractors  
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 CPC credits/PDHs to professional engineers licensed in New Jersey.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New York State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers if the sponsor’s courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and/or the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System and are in approved subject areas.

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

The New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors has approved this course for 7.0 continuing education hours for electrical contractors.

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.


Constantinos Papademas BSEE, ME, PE

Mr. Papademas is a licensed professional engineer with 38 years of teaching experience in the areas of electrical, electronic and mechanical systems. He is a licensed electrical contractor, electrical inspector, sub-code official, HVACR contractor and a plumbing contractor. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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