- ICC News and Announcements....
February 7, 2014 - First Call for Spring 2014 ICC Meeting Presentations
It is now approximately 3 months (12 weeks) until the
Spring 2014 ICC Meeting
convenes at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel, in Kansas City, MO!
The meeting will be held May
This is a reminder and First Call for Subcommittee
at the Spring 2014 ICC meeting. The contract with the meeting hotel
requires that our meeting’s final agenda and technical program be submitted to
the hotel Events Manager by no later than April 4, 2014.
This submittal date
for the agenda is necessary in order to determine required number of meeting
rooms, finalize meeting times and WG/DG Breakout meetings room assignments,
allowing potential ICC meeting attendees enough time to decide to attend ICC,
based on planned standards work and interesting presentations, and then make
timely hotel arrangements and travel decisions. The hotel room block
reservation cut-of date is also April 4, 2014 at 5:00PM EST.
drop-dead date for finalization of the Subcommittee Technical Programs and WG/DG
Breakout meetings agenda is April 11, 2013, in order to minimize the cost of
printing and shipping of the Technical Programs, and any last-minute changes to
If you would like to give a presentation at any of the following
subcommittee meetings and the scope of their topics, please contact the Chair
and Vice Chair of the corresponding
presentations and contributions each of you provide help make and maintain the
ICC as the strong and productive technical committee it is today. Thank you!
January 1, 2014 - New Officers
A new year brings new Officers to the ICC! This year we have a large
number of new officers. Congratulations to new ICC Chair and Thomas
Champion, and Vice Chair Frank Frentzas, who have moved up, as John Smith has
now moved to be our new Immediate Past Chair. We have a new Chair and Vice
chairs for Subcommittee D, Art
Maldonado and Doug DePriest respectively, for
Subcommittee G, Frank Petzold and Ed
Gulski, as well as for the Advisory Committee, Mike Smalley and Jeff Madden and
Educational Session, Peter Tirinzoni and Rachel Mosier.
Subcommittee A has a new Chair, Mark Walton, and
Subcommittee C has a new Vice
Chair, Michael Mueller.
December 19, 2013 - D04D Compendium of Tests and Standards for Cable Fire
Performance Evaluation – Effluents
Discussion group D04D has posted an updated version of their "Compendium of
Tests and Standards for Cable Fire Performance Evaluation – Effluents" to the
November 26, 2013 - NEW IEEE Fellow from ICC!
At its November 2013 meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors has named a number of
IEEE Senior Members to Fellow Grade effective January 1, 2014. One of them is
our very own Kent Brown “for leadership in standards development for design,
testing, and utilization of electrical equipment for the nuclear power industry.”
Congratulations to Kent!
November 19, 2013 - ICC Working Group Policies & Procedures
At the Adcom meeting November 10, 2013, a new
Policies and Procedures for Working Groups was approved. This document
brings the ICC's policies into line with recently released guidelines from PES.
All working group members, especially chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to
familiarize themselves with these policies and procedures.
November 19, 2013 - Fall 2013 Awards
The Fall 2013 Meeting included a chance to honor many of our own, with various awards and
recognitions. In case you missed it,
who was honored this spring here.
November 13, 2013 - Fall 2013 Meeting Closes
The ICC Fall 2013 meeting closed on Wednesday, November 13, with a record crowd
attending the educational session, a technical tour of AT&T Stadium. We
look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, May 4-7, 2014!
Thank-you for your attendance at the Fall 2013 ICC Meeting (the 134th
meeting of the Insulated Conductors Committee) in Dallas, Texas.
Meeting Attendance & Paid Events
Overall attendance was excellent. We had another successful ICC meeting,
achieving a total attendance of 419, making it the fourth highest Fall
meeting attendance since 1997, and breaking the tradition of Florida venues
as the top 5 record-setting locations for attendance. This fall’s 2013 ICC
meeting registered 64 newcomers, 14 of which were new utility engineers.
Eleven (11) new utility engineers across the nation from (North Carolina to
Hawaii) took advantage of the offer we made of a complimentary registration
for this meeting. This makes a total of 25 new utility engineers coming to
the ICC in 2013, which continues to be encouraging. Total utility engineer
attendance set a record with 107. This brought the percentage of utility
engineer participation for this meeting back to 25.5%, and within the recent
historical average of 25-26%. Transnational and Networking Luncheons
continued to be popular events with attendance of 146 and 56, respectively.
The Education Program was hugely successful (thanks to Richie Harp of local
utility Oncor, Al Mendelsohn and Pete Tirinzoni, Education Session Chair and
Vice-Chair, respectively), with a record 115 attendees signing up, and a
record number (55) of those attendees also signing up for CEU credits. The
Education Program consisted of presentations about, and a tour of, the
electrical vaults, switchgear and cables that provide the electrical power
to accommodate 100K+ fans at AT&T (Dallas Cowboys) Stadium, where all kinds
of sporting and entertainment events are held year-round. The electrical
power distribution system of the stadium was installed by and maintained by
the local utility, Oncor. Oncor personnel provided some of the
presentations and also volunteered as tour guides for the stadium tour.
There were five (5) planned events for ICC spouses and guests. Luncheon
tours of the famous South Fork Ranch of the television series, “Dallas”, the
6th Floor School Book Depository Museum, the newly-opened George W. Bush
Presidential Library and 2 shopping excursions. Other spouses and guests
took advantage of the down-time to explore the many other interesting sites
of the Dallas Metroplex.
New Topics of
Discussion at ICC
Robert’s Rules of Order (RRoO) parliamentary procedures was provided by
Lauri Hiivala on Tuesday morning for Working Group (WG), Discussion Group
(DG) and Subcommittee (SC) officers in an attempt to improve the efficiency
and productivity of the ICC standards development process. A total of 60
SC, WG and DG officers attended the RRoO training session. Additional
training will be provided at the Spring 2014 meeting on the newly approved
WG Policy & Procedures (WG P&P) by Lauri. The new ICC WG P&P is posted on
the ICC website. Training on the use of newly launched IEEE-SA electronic
tools such as Central Desktop Publishing and IEEE Mentor by Malia Zaman used
in WG standards development is also being planned for the Spring 2014
We look forward to your attendance and continued support of the
ICC at the Spring 2014 meeting in Kansas City, Missouri at the Westin Kansas
City @ Crown Center, May 4 – 7, 2014.
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