Darlene Bremer

Freelance Writer

Darlene Bremer, a freelance writer based in Solomons, Md., contributes frequently to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. She can be reached at 410.610.7164 and darbremer@comcast.net.

Articles by Darlene Bremer

May 2004
As the first new residential high-rise apartment building constructed in Philadelphia for 15 years, the St. James was designed with the latest high-tech systems. Located at one of the city’s most desirable addresses, the 673,000-square-foot, 45-story tower boasts 307 luxury apartment homes with nine floors of secured parking, a fitness center and a 60-foot-long indoor pool. READ MORE
April 2004
In the fall of 2001, Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., decided to expand its Radiation Oncology Department in its Hayes Hall facility. The hospital chose Hitt Contracting Inc., Fairfax, Va., from a select list of bidders to be the general contractor for the 29,000-square-foot, $7 million renovation and new wing construction project. READ MORE
February 2004
Choosing the right management system for voice/data/video (VDV) cabling is driven by a variety of factors, including local codes and standards, personal taste, cost constraints and performance. READ MORE
February 2004
When the California Department of Education decided to build a new, state-of-the-art headquarters building in Sacramento, it issued a Request For Proposals (RFP), complete with an initial design. This 397,000-square-foot, six-story project, which was worth a total of $68.8 million, also included an underground parking facility and a daycare center. READ MORE
January 2004
Founded in 1939 in Cincinnati as the Modern Art Society, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) was one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to exhibiting the art of the times. The Center is a noncollecting institution that focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and performance art and new media. READ MORE
December 2003
In 2001, PFPC Inc., a leading provider of processing, technology and business solutions to the global investment industry and a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., decided to expand its operations by adding a four-story, 116,000-square-foot worldwide headquarters building to its existing three-building office complex in Wilmington, Del. READ MORE
December 2003
Federal Express has built its success on understanding that its customers require that their packages be delivered on time and to the right location. As part of its dedication to customer service, the company recently built a 270,000-square-foot Custom Critical Division Call Center and corporate headquarters in Uniontown, Ohio. READ MORE
November 2003
Market estimates of annual sales for the outdoor commercial lighting segment range from $875 million to $2 billion, including street and bridge lighting. The desire for expanded security and the development of new lighting technologies offer electrical contractors an opportunity to gain an increased share of this large market. READ MORE
October 2003
It certainly is not easy being a retailer today. There are so many different fronts to cover. From keeping customers happy to competing efficiently and seeing to security and management functions, the tasks at hand can seem overwhelming at times. Security is always an issue. READ MORE