Hannah Fullmer

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

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

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
On June 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule that would modify a beryllium exposure standard (as it applies to the construction and shipyard industries) issued by the organization on January 9. 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
June 2017
After nearly a decade of inching upwards, the national median home value finally surpassed pre-recession levels. According to Zillow Research, in March, the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) hit $197,100, passing the pre-recession peak of $196,600 from April 2007. READ MORE
June 2017
Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes. READ MORE

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