Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is editor—digital for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

January 2017
The Farmer’s Almanac is still chugging along after 199 years of sharing weather prognostications and astrology forecasts and Best Days, among other things. Jan. 1, 2017, by the way, was the best day to cut firewood, mow to increase growth, castrate farm animals, dig holes, wean, potty train, paint, host a party and kill plant pests. Did you get all that done? Neither did we. READ MORE
December 2016
Do you remember in the movie “A Christmas Story,” the dad wins a “major award” that turns out to be a table lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a mini skirt? Classic! Think of this issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR as a major award on the topic of lighting. Almost all electrical contractors work on it in some fashion, and we have plenty of news for you. READ MORE
November 2016
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “tool” as “a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task” and “something (as an instrument or apparatus) used in performing an operation or necessary in the practice of a vocation or profession.” We like to think that ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR fits both of those descriptions. READ MORE
November 2016
In the energy industry, there is big business to be made in reclaiming wasted or unnecessary energy usage, and great strides have been taken in saving electricity. Now, ASHRAE and IES are tightening the belt on residential energy usage. READ MORE
November 2016
One of the most popular points of contention in broadband internet delivery is that much of the United States is underserved or not served at all by internet speeds that meet the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) definition of high-speed internet. Outside of the United States, the situation is even more dire. READ MORE
November 2016
Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) bring a higher level of protection to today’s homes, many of which are increasingly overwhelmed by the growing electrical demands of our high-tech and appliance-rich lifestyles. READ MORE
October 2016
On October 25, Google announced it would "pause" development of Google Fiber. In addition, the division’s CEO, Craig Barratt, resigned, and the division was rumored to be laying off about 9 percent of its staff. READ MORE
October 2016
The leaves are turning here in Bethesda, Md. Fall is a cliched metaphor for change, and it’s the part of the annual cycle that cynics abhor for pumpkin-spiced everything. This month, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR looks at emerging markets, the birth of new trends and technologies, and, while we don’t want to alarm you, there’s a bit of a rise of the machines going on. READ MORE
October 2016
With energy crises and climate change getting top billing in mainstream media, the green building movement is in full string and not going away anytime soon. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and electric vehicle (EV) charging are significant markets for contractors to keep an eye on. Insight isn't always easy to find. READ MORE

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