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

  • Metro's L'Enfant Plaza station, the scene of the deadly 2015 smoke incident in which dozens were hospitalized and one woman died.
March 2016
The second-busiest rapid transit system in the United States, Washington, D.C.'s Metrorail closed Wednesday, Mar. 16, due to an emergency inspection of the entire system's third-rail power cables. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which operates Metro, made the formal announcement during Tuesday's rush hour. READ MORE
March 2016
Bringing to a close a long, controversial safety stand-off in the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a final rule on respirable silica dust. In short, OSHA is seeking to strengthen safety requirements to protect workers from exposure, and it means contractors will need to take more measures to comply. READ MORE
March 2016
Tesla Motors Inc. has delivered on a promise that company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk made almost a decade ago. READ MORE
February 2016
Though the Blizzard of 2016 might suggest otherwise, spring is closer than you think. You know the cliche about spring: it’s a time of renewal, and with that comes opportunity. While we aren’t quite there yet, this issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR focuses on two types of revitalization we often see in the construction industry: renovation and retrofitting. READ MORE
  • Chris Tuan, professor of civil engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, stands on a slab of conductive concrete that can carry enough electrical current to melt ice during winter storms. Tuan is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Strategic Command on multiple applications for his patented concrete mixture.
February 2016
At the University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL), scientists have created conductive concrete that can ensure roadways and bridges stay clear during snowstorms. READ MORE
  • GE's Bright Stik, which it bills as a CFL replacement
January 2016
Today, GE posted a satirical break-up letter addressed to the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). The company is moving the focus of its consumer lighting business to the light-emitting diode (LED) lamp. It has already ceased manufacturing of some CFL models, and it plans to cancel the manufacture of all CFLs by the end of 2016. READ MORE
January 2016
Congress has been active recently on legislation that concerns electrical contractors. 
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January 2016
Happy New Year from your new ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR editors! Surprised? You have that look on your face. It’s OK. We were, too. Eagle-eyed readers will have already noticed that our long-time publisher, John Maisel, has retired, and our esteemed editor, Andrea Klee, has taken the reins in John’s absence. READ MORE
January 2016
Denmark is shaping up to be wind power's sweetheart. In 2015, it generated 42 percent of its power with wind turbines. It is the highest portion of any country's energy needs fulfilled by wind. And Denmark is no stranger to this podium. In 2014, it fulfilled 39 percent of its energy needs with wind, according to energinet.dk. READ MORE

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