The third annual Yearbook of National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS), a compilation of all NEIS performance standards for electrical construction and maintenance released through 2007, is now available on CD-ROM from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

NEIS are the first quality and performance standards for electrical construction, says NECA. They are used primarily by electrical contractors, consulting engineers, facility managers and other professionals who design and specify electrical construction projects. With step-by-step instructions, illustrations and thorough explanations, NEIS are also a valuable training tool for electrical construction industry. Individual NEIS are available in hard copy and as PDF downloads from NECA's website. The 2007 Yearbook compilation CD delivers the entire NEIS series through 2007.

“The engineering community is a major audience for our standards, and they've been clamoring to have NEIS in an accessible, electronic format,” said Caity Byrne, NECA associate director of standards. “Our goal is to deliver exactly what our customers need.”

There are currently nearly 40 published NEIS, with many more planned or under development. The standards cover the wide range of products and systems installed by professional electrical contractors, from high-voltage switchgear to lighting fixtures to fiber-optic communications systems.

“We expect the 2007 NEIS Yearbook to expand the visibility and use of our standards by contractors, consulting engineers, and other specifiers,” Byrne said. “This year's new (CD) format should help facilitate use of the standards, and we're very excited about that.”

Contact the NECA Order Desk at (301) 215-4504, orderdesk@necanet.org, for more information, or order online through the NECA Store, www.necanet.org/store.

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