Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

Freelance Writer

Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas is a freelance writer who lives in central Pennsylvania.

Articles by Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

November 2006
The DC power alternative Data center projects usually translate into big-ticket deals. From the user’s perspective, data centers are hungry beasts that consume massive amounts of energy. One reason for this large energy consumption? Unlike other facilities, they operate 24/7. READ MORE
October 2006
Technology advancements in the casino market People may assume that casinos are buzzing with all things technological. When it comes to actual gaming, that has not always been true. Recent advances, however, may revolutionize how the industry operates and also how casinos can cater to their patrons. READ MORE
October 2006
How to manage the working environment Contractors have learned through trial and error that every project runs differently. Though some components may be standard, some projects may require certain attention to detail regarding the crew’s work. A prime example is projects within the hospitality industry. READ MORE
October 2006
Enhancing cooperation between disciplines with software ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS KNOW the high costs of labor across the entire organization. Most think about outside field force staff, technicians, installers and the like when they start evaluating ways to reduce labor costs. But the office is an important area that contractors need to explore when thinking about labor savings. READ MORE
October 2006
New concepts in lighting efficiency LonMark International, an organization trying to make LonWorks control networks easy to integrate and install, has been making progress in the area of energy efficiency. READ MORE
September 2006
Recent changes bolster life safety What type of public occupancy are you dealing with? You should know before you perform any electrical contracting work. The 2006 Life Safety Code has made some changes to certain building classifications, which have been brought about by recent events and a greater overall need to enhanced life safety in certain environments. READ MORE
September 2006
Which installation fits your needs? Internet protocol (IP) continues to drive business, bringing new terms to the industry. “Real-time IP” is one term that isn’t necessarily new, but continues to cause electrical contractors quite a bit of confusion. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between near and real-time IP systems. READ MORE
September 2006
A secure connection is needed for voice over Internet protocol success There are three main concepts within VoIP security: vulnerabilities, threats and incidents. All three need to be evaluated and addressed in order to determine how safe and secure a VoIP network is. VoIP security also depends on where the user is in the industrial value chain. READ MORE
August 2006
As energy costs continue to escalate, cash-strapped government agencies are looking for ways to update their old electrical systems. The problem, however, is that many are unable to pay for upgrades. Enter energy-savings performance contracts (ESPCs), a third-party system that aids in the assessment of energy usage and equipment installation. READ MORE