Metro Code Council

It is the Mission of the Metro Atlanta Code Council to achieve a consensus of interpretation of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it is applied to local electrical industry matters and practices.

Inspectors, contractors, utilities representatives, manufactures representatives, testing laboratories, and professional and electrical engineers meet once a month to formulate a uniform interpretation of controversial or questionable NEC issues as they arise and present them to the metro area authorities for their use and reference.

The Metro Code Council maintains every effort to keep others educated and informed on the electrical industry and its perpetual evolution so that the Metro Code Council may be of maximum benefit to the public.

The Metro Code Council was sponsored by the Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association before the Uniform State Code (NFPA 70, National Electrical Code) was adopted. Each county and municipality in the metro Atlanta area had its own electrical code, which was confusing to the contractors and others. Its purpose was to educate, inform and make the code enforcement more uniform in the metro area through meetings and discussions between the Metro Atlanta Code Council members. It continued to exist after the state adoption of the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code to help in uniform application and interpretation by local authorities.

MEMBERSHIP


Membership consists of electrical inspectors, contractors, engineers, representatives of testing laboratories, utility representatives, manufacturer representatives and other parties interested in understanding the NEC and its enforcement.

Inspectors are the most important part of making the Metro Atlanta Code Council work. Their participation is crucial.

MEETINGS


Regular meeting dates:

4th Wednesday of the month: January, February, March, April, September, October and November.  June, July, August and December - vacation months, no meetings.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Metro Atlanta Code Council meets at the offices of the Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association, 4221 North Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA.

ADVANTAGE OF MEMBERSHIP


1) Continuing Educational Credits of hour are obtained from each regular meeting attended (except no credits are given when attending the December and/or May meeting). By attending all eligible meetings an attendee can obtain a maximum of 5 hours of credits which can be used toward Electrical State License renewal.
2) Up-to-date information on code and new products.
3) Individual input into the uniform application of the NEC.
4) Lunch is furnished at each regular meeting at no extra cost to members.

If interested in more information regarding the Metro Atlanta Code Council, please call David Sokolow at 770-454-6400 or via e-mail at david@ atlantaelectrical.org