Hannah Fullmer

Hannah Fullmer is the editorial and multimedia assistant at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Contact her at hfullmer@necanet.org

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

September 2017
Thirty-four classes are offered throughout the convention (as part of a full NECA registration or as a separate education package). Preconvention workshops are offered Oct. 6–7; they require a separate preregistration and fee. Certificates of attendance will be offered for all courses, and certain courses will offer continuing education hours. For more information, email education@necanet.org. 
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August 2017
For tech enthusiasts and early-adopters, the 2017 NECA Convention and Trade Show is an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of industry innovations. Nonmembers can attend the NECA Show, too. As in years past, convention-goers can visit the Showstopper Showcase, sponsored by ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, where they can investigate 200 of the industry’s latest and 
greatest products. 
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  • Wind farm on Columbia Hills, Windy Flats. Courtesy of Walter Sigmund on Wikimedia Commons
August 2017
Results from a second quarter market report, released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on July 27, show a growing and evolving industry—from increased development to new projects and customers. READ MORE
August 2017
According to an employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 4, the construction industry added 6,000 new positions (seasonally adjusted) in July. READ MORE
July 2017
When attending large conventions such as Lightfair International (LFI), attendees expect to see industry experts with decades of experience. It is less expected to meet a college junior, as 2017 LFI attendees did in Philadelphia in May. READ MORE
  • PNNL researcher Srinivas Katipamula examining a control box for a commercial building's heating and cooling system. Credit: Andrea Starr / PNNL
July 2017
Expensive startup costs are often cited as a reason building owners and operators don’t install energy saving technology, like building controls and automation, although in general they eventually pay for themselves. As such, lowering initial costs and increasing savings to shrink this payback time is often the focus of reducing energy use. READ MORE
July 2017
Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)—an independent company which provides project management, construction cost consulting, and property and construction advising—recently released its second quarter North American construction cost report, and overall it seems the construction industry should look forward to the year ahead as the increase in bid cost of construction outpaces the general cost of goods and READ MORE
  • The cow jaw bone found at depth of 6’-8’ near the future Wilshire/La Cienega Station. Courtesy of The Source. Skull found at the excavation site. Courtesy of The Source. http://thesource.metro.net/
July 2017
A subway construction project in Los Angeles has unearthed a variety of 11,000-year-old fossils since last year and is likely to uncover even more in the upcoming months. READ MORE
June 2017
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is foretelling a good year ahead for home remodeling. According to the organization’s 2017 projections, in the average zip code, remodelers will spend roughly $6,200 per home improvement project, up from $5,800 in NAHB’s 2016 projections. READ MORE

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