Jeff Griffin

Freelance Writer

Jeff Griffin, Oklahoma City, is a construction journalist specializing in the electrical, telecommunications and underground utility construction industries. Contact him at

Articles by Jeff Griffin

July 2007
Most successful companies today—including those that manufacture the tools used by electricians—say they are market-driven. That means while sales are essential, the products or services a company offers must be driven by need. Except in some consumer markets, if no one actually needs what a company is selling, failure is certain. READ MORE
June 2007
That design/build projects account for a growing percentage of major construction projects is a fact recognized by owners and managers of contracting companies. The Design-Build Institute of America estimates 40 percent of today’s construction projects take advantage of the design/build format. READ MORE
May 2007
It has been one year since the featured ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR cover report about safety risks posed by waiving city electrical inspections of residential structures in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed. READ MORE
April 2007
Thermal imaging helps contractors determine data: READ MORE
March 2007
Extending broadband services to more customers is a priority for telecommunications and cable television companies who are locked in a fierce battle to consolidate and expand their shares of the high-speed Internet market and, with it, other bundled services; fiber optic technology is a key element in most growth plans—more bandwidth and higher speeds appeal to residential customers, and large cor READ MORE
February 2007
The Electrical System From Roof to Foundation: READ MORE
November 2006
Let the Internet Be Your Guide READ MORE
November 2006
An underground report The loader-backhoe, regarded as the primary multipurpose excavation machine for construction projects, has performed many functions on the job site. The dual-purpose, tractor-mounted loader-backhoe (TLB) is highly mobile and can dig trench and other excavations; load excavated spoil into trucks; and efficiently move spoil, gravel and other materials around. READ MORE
September 2006
Exploring the host city of the 2006 NECA Show FENWAY PARK, BEACON HILL, THE NORTH END—few cities are as diverse as Boston, host of the 2006 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Show. Boston was the birthplace of the American Revolution and has a dynamic economy based on technology, finance, education and healthcare. It is rich in history, arts and culture. READ MORE