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

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
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
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
October 2016
Sponsored by Fluke and Siemens Every three years, the National Electrical Code is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes to the code. 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
September 2016
If you read our magazine, you're probably an electrical contractor, and if you're an electrical contractor, you've probably heard about the annual NECA Trade Show and Convention. READ MORE

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