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

October 2008
Building information modeling (BIM) is a hot topic in the design/build community. It has the potential to dramatically improve performance in the design and construction industry and to increase value to owners. READ MORE
September 2008
Industrial automation is linked to manufacturing and production, but the term has been used more loosely recently. According to Bjoern Falke, senior product marketing specialist for the Automation Group at Phoenix Contact, “Automation is a technology to increase production flexibility and reduce cost of ownership of a manufacturing process or facility.” READ MORE
September 2008
The data center market continues to grow, and there are ample opportunities for electrical work within a data center. One of the obvious and ongoing concerns within a data center is heat, which greatly affects a data center’s operations and energy costs. READ MORE
August 2008
You may have noticed digital signage all aroudn, but you may not have realized this niche market is a potential work opportunity for electrical contractors. The broad-based term, digital signage, actually encompasses the technology that allows information to be transmitted and displayed on screens, and the signs are actually part of a larger system. READ MORE
August 2008
Conceptual estimating is one of the oldest forms of project quality control and preproject planning. Today, a majority of the conceptual elements are now being performed by technology as opposed to human creativity and inspiration. This transition to a more automated approach has spurred many to consider using conceptual estimating, as it is less labor-intensive. READ MORE
August 2008
You may have noticed digital signage all around, but you may not have realized this niche market is a potential work opportunity for electrical contractors. The broad-based term, digital signage, actually encompasses the technology that allows information to be transmitted and displayed on screens, and the signs are actually part of a larger system. READ MORE
August 2008
The wireless trend continues to flourish, and another era of new standards looms on the not-so-distant horizon. The most compelling and progressive is the emerging standard for 802.11n. According to Alan Miano, product line manager, wireless, for small and medium business, 3Com, “802.11n is the next generation wireless standard.” READ MORE
August 2008
Visitors to Walt Disney World, whether veterans or first-timers, have their fingerprints scanned as a security precaution upon entry. Some worried visitor’s faces indicate how fearful so many of us have become about our personal and private information. READ MORE

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