The new code was supposed to be put into use nearly a year ago, but its implementation was delayed after state lawmakers decided to review the code.
The code finally went into effect following the General Assembly’s short session, which ended July 3.
Jim Bartl, director of code enforcement for Mecklenburg County, called the delay “a challenge for the industry.”
“They didn’t know exactly when the date would be for that to go into effect,” he said. “For engineers and architects, it is a matter of knowing which electrical code to prepare for.”