Darlene Bremer

Freelance Writer

Darlene Bremer, a freelance writer based in Solomons, Md., contributes frequently to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. She can be reached at 410.394.6966 and darbremer@comcast.net.

Articles by Darlene Bremer

July 2008
There are any number of economic forces currently driving the need for electrical contractors to improve productivity, both in the field and in the office. But before productivity can be improved, it must be defined. According to Accel-Team, a United Kingdom-based firm that specializes in improving productivity, the concept is best expressed in ratios of inputs to outputs. READ MORE
June 2008
Although some might still refute the evidence, more scientists and climate experts are claiming that the global environment is on a collision course with potential disaster. But where to begin to mitigate environmental degradation? One place is with buildings, which have a fundamental impact on people’s lives and the health of the planet. READ MORE
June 2008
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides products and services ranging from daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and the support of marine commerce. Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA’s roots date back to 1807, when a Survey of the Coast was first established. READ MORE
June 2008
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Virginia State Capitol was constructed between 1785 and 1798. Until recently, the building had undergone only two major renovations. READ MORE
May 2008
In 2007, the first of the Baby boomer generation turned 60, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2010, 100 million people in the country will be 50 years old or older, totaling nearly one-third of the country’s population. READ MORE
May 2008
According to the joint commission, a healthcare accreditation organization in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., healthcare facilities are highly dependent on reliable sources of electrical power and need to both assess the risks of power failures and make plans to deal with such emergencies. READ MORE
April 2008
BJC Healthcare awarded Kaiser Electric responsibility for all power distribution and backup power systems, lighting, security, voice/data, infant abduction, nurse call, patient monitoring and fire alarm systems for its new St. Louis healthcare center. Kaiser Electric was involved in the design/assist phase of the project for six months before any work started. READ MORE
April 2008
In its simplest definition, building information modeling (BIM) is the move from analog to three-dimensional digital design and construction. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C., BIM is a model-based technology that is linked with a database populated with project information. READ MORE
March 2008
By 2010, approximately 30 million U.S. households are expected to have connected entertainment networks, according to a recent study by Parks Associates, cited by Linux Devices, a trademark of Ziff Davis Enterprise Holdings Inc., New York. READ MORE

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