Jim Miraglia Retires
Jim Miraglia recently announced his retirement as of May 2013 from the City of Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).
As countless electricians over those many years can attest, Jim exemplified the term "dedicated public servant." He listened carefully to the questions and concerns our industry constantly laid on his doorstep about electrical codes and safety. And then, like a good baseball umpire, he called the "balls and strikes."
We will miss Jim as he leaves L&I, and thank him for his exceptional service. And we wish him all of the best in his future endeavors. Congratulations, Jim!
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The Casino, exciting products, opportunities to earn CEUs and chances to win prizes.
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|Welcome New Members
The Electrical Association of Philadelphia welcomes 20 new members to its ranks...
Apple Comfort's One Hour Heating and A/C
Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute
DiBiase Heating and Cooling Company
Eley Electrical Contractors, LLC
Energy Express, LLC
eSite Systems, LLC
Esposto Electric Company
Charles B. Gans Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Inc.
Guerrera & Sons Electric, Inc.
Harmony Heating, LLC
Lighting Solutions, Inc.
Penn-Delco School District
OBO Betterman of North America, Inc.
RS Reinford Mechanical LLC
Riggs Distler & Co., Inc.
S.T. Electric, Inc.
Switchgear Solutions, Ltd.
True Power Electric, LLC
2013 Spring Rebate Heating & Air Conditioning Program
CODE CORNER ©
Volume 13, Number 45
Senior Electrical Inspector,
Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc.
IECA, IAEI, EAP, NFPA, UL STP 719
Understanding the IBT
The 2008 National Electrical Code, in Section 250.94, requires the installation of an Intersystem Bonding Termination "external to enclosures at the service equipment and at the disconnecting means for any additional buildings or structures." At the time of a service installation, you must provide the IBT. Additionally, if you feed another structure at the same property, that structure must also have the IBT installed.
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New Member Benefit
ZipBridge - Conference Calls that Call You!
ZipBridge is an outbound conference calling service that calls out to the participants - no PIN's.
Leaders can launch a call when ready and not at a specific start time.
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No swerving down the highway trying to dial-in and enter a PIN.
Participants receive a text/email if they miss the call and can call back in.
Traditional inbound calling included.
Perfect for regularly scheduled calls and impromptu or urgent discussions.
Educational Foundation of The Electrical Association of Philadelphia Awards Scholarships
Jack Beiter, President
The Educational Foundation of The Electrical Association of Philadelphia is pleased to anounce its scholarship winners Each student received a $3,000 scholarship. A total of 53 applications were submitted.
The Electrical Association of Philadelphia would like to thank all of the contributors who make these scholarships possible. (see list of contributors)
Jack Beiter, President of the Educational Foundation wrote individual letters to each student. See below one of the responses.
We wish all of the students who applied continued success!
The 2013 winners are:
Son of Tim Boulden
Boulden's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
Institution Name: Vanderbilt University
Son of James Henry
Carr & Duff, Inc.
Institution Name: Rochester Institute of Technology
Son of Fred Schneider
Diversified Lighting Associates
Institution Name: Rowan University
Daughter of Jim Walter
Clear Channel Outdoor
Institution Name: Arcadia University
[Please read a thank you letter from one of the students.]
Dear Jack Beiter,
I was informed through my parents that I have been awarded this year's EAP Scholarship. I wanted to thank you and those involved with the selection committee in choosing me. Additionally, I wanted to inform you of my progress here at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Tomorrow, I will have finished my last final and second year in the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology program. I have been enjoying it thoroughly so far and am looking forward to my remaining years here. I have been contemplating switching to the BS/MS accelerated program which includes Manufacturing and Systems Integration and will make my decision in the Fall. Lastly, I should begin my first co-op next January and will begin my search for employment opportunities over the next few months.
Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology