A rotary hammer is the tool of choice for most electricians who must make holes in concrete, block and brick. Small rotary hammers are used primarily for drilling holes to install anchors for hanging Unistruts for electrical conduit. Large hammers are used for larger diameter drilling to allow materials to pass through walls. READ MORE
Simply stated, structures must have properly grounded electrical systems for basic reasons: to protect people from serious or fatal shock, to enable a facility’s power distribution system to function properly, and to protect electrical components from serious damage. READ MORE
Working with and around electricity poses hazards that most people don’t face in their daily jobs. From apprenticeship training throughout their careers, safety training is a continual process for electricians. READ MORE
It is difficult to imagine wiring a large commercial project without using an electrically powered cable puller.
Available in different sizes with pulling forces between 1,000 and 10,000 pounds, electrically powered pullers and accessories make cable installation easier, faster and more efficient. READ MORE
Electrical power is essential for the operation of any building, and more owners and managers want their buildings to be “smart.” What does that even mean? A building becomes “smart” when automated controls, fire and entry alarms and video surveillance systems are incorporated into an integrated system. READ MORE
Much attention is devoted to safe work practices during electrical construction, maintenance and repair work, and rightfully so. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics consistently place electrical-related accidents in its “Fatal Four” leading causes of workplace deaths: falls, struck by objects, electrocution, and caught in between. READ MORE
It wasn’t that long ago that portable labeling tools were simple devices that embossed letters on a strip of plastic that could be stuck to walls or other surfaces. Times certainly have changed. READ MORE
A well-planned and executed structured cable management system in a building tells building managers where and how much cabling is in the structure and which cables connect; it also facilitates system maintenance and simplifies troubleshooting and repairs.
Because structured wiring often may be upgraded or moved, cables must be easily accessible and not tangled. READ MORE