Hannah Fullmer

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

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

  • Photo from a Safety Stand-Down event hosted by Werner. Courtesy of Werner at www.wernerco.com/us.
May 2017
From May 8 to May 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down, a program started in 2013 to “raise fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries,” according to the OSHA website. READ MORE
  • The CGBC headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Courtesy of the CGBC. www.harvardcgbc.org
May 2017
In a statement released on May 23, the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) announced its plans to retrofit its headquarters, a pre-1940s stick-built house in Cambridge, Mass. into an ultra-efficient, energy-positive building. Called HouseZero, the project will serve as an example of how to apply energy-saving construction principles to existing homes and buildings. READ MORE
  • 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 Sparks, Nev. 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