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Julie Mazur

Editor

Julie Mazur is the editor of Electrical Contractor magazine. Contact her at julie.mazur@necanet.org.

Articles by Julie Mazur

November 2017
Sometimes you have a choice to get wet; sometimes you don’t. Splashing through puddles for fun is one thing. Forgetting your umbrella is another. Getting doused with 27 trillion gallons of rain, which is how much Hurricane Harvey dumped on Texas and Louisiana, is altogether something else.  READ MORE
October 2017
You know what’s disruptive? Hurricanes. Wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and beyond. READ MORE
September 2017
Did you see the Great American Solar eclipse of 2017? So cool! At the electrical Contractor office just north of Washington, D.C., we wore our NASA-approved eclipse safety glasses to watch the moon block out about 80 percent of the sun. READ MORE
August 2017
What do you get when you put a general contractor, a half-dozen subcontractors and an owner on a construction site without anyone talking to each other? Delays and preventable expenses. We’re not laughing either, because it isn’t a joke. READ MORE
July 2017
There are too many metaphors to choose from, so we will refrain, but the point is green building isn’t going away anytime soon. In all likelihood, we will simply refer to it as “building” in the future. That isn’t an uncontested idea. In fact, we can already hear the Outlook notification chimes as we receive the polite feedback saying we dedicate too many pages to this topic. READ MORE
June 2017
Recently, a few of us went to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate for a symposium about the energy efficiency of historic sites. It was hosted by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology. We wondered what George Washington would think if he got a glimpse of the visitors to his painstakingly preserved home today. READ MORE
May 2017
The ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR staff travels quite a bit. And thanks to modern technology, we can continue to work as a team on a magazine whether we’re in Bethesda, Md., or scattered in Memphis, Tenn., Las Vegas or Mexico. Wherever we are, we can coordinate decision-making, assign articles, edit copy, or remark on the real world when we see a notable electrical installation. READ MORE
April 2017
Do you read the comics? Julie and her son are particular fans of “Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!” by Tim Rickard. It’s about the crew of the space station R.U. Sirius. A recent series featured engineer Cliff Clewless cheating on his digital assistants, each of which thought they were his only one. Read it here. READ MORE
March 2017
When It comes to technology, we occasionally turn to anyone younger—who we suspect might know more than us—for help. OK, sometimes it’s because we forgot our glasses and can’t see our phone. Or we sigh really loudly and the guy in the next cubicle takes the cue to come in and fix whatever went wrong with the computer. READ MORE

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