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

June 2004
Are there jobs for you in the nuclear power market? According to the World Nuclear Association, a recent study determined that nuclear energy incurs about one-tenth of the financial cost of coal to produce electricity. And if the social and environmental costs of using fossil fuels to generate electricity are considered, then nuclear energy is an even more attractive option. READ MORE
June 2004
In March 2001, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a pre-qualified list of design-build general contractors to manage the construction project for a new federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. The 598,000-square-foot U.S. Penitentiary II facility was designed to house 1,080 inmates on the same federal property where two other existing prisons are located. READ MORE
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