The Corrections

The Corrections

Four electrical inspectors from across the country discuss the most common Code violations — and how to avoid them.  

For Scott Chisholm, Code enforcement often comes down to finding a balance between form and function. Chisholm has been an electrical inspector for the town of Needham, Mass., for nearly 10 years, and, in that time, he’s watched one single-family home after another get bulldozed and replaced with a gleaming McMansion. “This town has done about 100 teardowns a year since 1999 or 2000,” he says. “And almost all of them provide challenges between what I call the design team and the Nationa

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