Hannah Fullmer

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

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio signs Introduction 247-A into law.
April 2017
According to the New York City Council website, on March 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted Introduction 247-A, a bill which amends the New York City administrative code to increase the civil and criminal penalties for performing electrical work without a license. READ MORE
  • Klein Tools infographic of survey results.
April 2017
Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., released the results of their annual State of the Industry survey on April 17. The survey, completed by 600 electricians (of whom 40 percent were union members and 60 percent were nonunion), highlights the industry’s continued concerns over the scarcity of skilled workers (particularly younger workers). READ MORE
  • Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Palo Alto, Calif. Courtesy of www.Tesla.com.
March 2017
Solar roof panels and electric vehicle are undoubtedly growing in popularity across the U.S., but neither has become a standard or default choice for consumers, in part because buyers must sacrifice savings, aesthetics or convenience to adopt these technologies. READ MORE
  • U.S. utility-scale electric capacity additions and retirements (2002 - 2016). Courtesy of www.eia.gov.
March 2017
On February 27, 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report detailing the additions and retirements of utility-scale electric generating capacity across the U.S. in 2016. READ MORE
  • Image courtesy of Ideal Industries Inc. (www.idealindustries.com)
March 2017
According to a press release from Ideal Industries Inc., registration was announced on March 24 for the second annual Ideal National Championship. The competition, which Ideal says was designed “to honor and showcase the abilities of electrical professionals, students and apprentices,” gives participants a chance to win more than $500,000 in cash and prizes. READ MORE
  • OTTO's self-driving semi-truck on U.S. 33. Photo courtesy of the ODOT. (http://www.dot.state.oh.us/pages/home.aspx)
March 2017
In December 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced that the state would invest $15 million to install high-capacity fiber optic cable and embedded, wireless sensors along a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33, called the Smart Mobility Corridor, according to a press release from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The work is scheduled to begin in May and continue throughout the summer. READ MORE
February 2017
Color tuning is often used for purely aesthetic purposes—creating lighting “scenes” or particular atmospheres. However, research suggests it could find a new home in healthcare facilities. READ MORE
February 2017
Updating a lighting system to improve energy efficiency seems like a no brainer. The facilities in the space will be improved, and it saves the owner money. What could be the problem with that? READ MORE
  • Zigbee Alliance logo courtesy of www.zigbee.org
January 2017
These days, almost anything for the home can be automated. Door locks, window blinds, switches, toasters—all are available as "smart devices" connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite this bevy of products, they can’t all work together. In an effort to remedy this situation, Zigbee Alliance introduced Dotdot, which it calls “a universal language for IoT.” READ MORE