November 14, 2013 – Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the availability of digital National Electrical Code® (NEC®) products for Kindle and Apple devices, and soon to be released on NOOK devices. Updated by the NFPA every three years, the NEC is the publication that sets the standard in the electrical industry and helps professionals remain code-compliant.
“We are pleased to team up with NFPA and work together to offer NFPA digital materials to our customers. As we move through this digital world, we understand that the needs of our customers are changing, which is why we are constantly investing in our products to make them more effective and more efficient,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Cengage Learning. “The print NEC materials have been our best-selling building trades products over the years, so being able to deliver them in an electronic format is very exciting. Electrical professionals can now carry all of these important codes in the palm of their hand – via a tablet, eReader or smartphone – to ensure easy access on a jobsite and on-the-go.”
“Technology is changing the way people work and how they access information needed to do their jobs,” said Kim Fontes, division director of product development, NFPA. “By offering digital formats of the NEC and supporting materials, NFPA is answering the call from its customers to enhance access to the information and provide added convenience. Whether professionals need to reference materials on the job site, in their office or on the road, new digital formats make it easier than ever to have information at their fingertips.”
NFPA has a host of products designed to offer rationale and clarifications for new and updated rules, in addition to practical, real-world advice on how to apply the codes. The NEC has acted as a valuable reference for those in electrical design, installation, inspection and safety careers for over 100 years. The following publications are available from Cengage Learning in a digital format:
- National Electrical Code® 2008: Code and Handbook
- National Electrical Code® 2011: Code, Handbook, Pocket Guide for Commercial & Industrial Electrical Installations, and Pocket Guide for Residential Electrical Installations
- NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012 Edition
- NFPA 70E®: Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012 Edition
- National Electrical Code® 2014
- National Electrical Code® 2014: Handbook
- National Electrical Code® 2014: Pocket Guide for Residential Electrical Installations
- National Electrical Code® 2014: Pocket Guide for Commercial & Industrial Electrical Installations
For more information, please visit www.ConstructionEdge.cengage.com.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that enhance the educational process resulting in a more engaged learner. Through the integration of content, unmatched services and digital solutions, Cengage Learning delivers a best-in-the-industry experience, resulting in better curricula and improved learner outcomes. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
About the National Electrical Code®
NFPA has been the developer and publisher of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) since 1911. The NEC continues to be the most widely used code for the built environment in the world, establishing the standard for safe electrical installations. The code has been adopted in nearly every state in the U.S., in many territories, and in several countries.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
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