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

July 2015
Lighting is a mainstay of electrical construction. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that lighting accounts for 15 percent of the total electricity consumed in the residential and commercial sectors. It stands to reason that any building owner looking to invest in energy efficiency will consider lighting upgrades.
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May 2015
The National Institute for ­Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued a Current Intelligence Bulletin, “Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury Through Workplace Tobacco Policies,” which recommends all workplaces become tobacco-free and that employers offer programs to help employees quit tobacco-­product use. These recommendations include the use of electronic cigarettes.
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May 2015
On the heels of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to reclassify the Internet under Title II of its Telecommunications Act of 1996, it was only a matter of time before opponents officially contested it. They simply had to wait for the appropriate time and venue. That time is now.
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April 2015
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has seen its share of battles since President Barack Obama signed it into law five years ago, and many of the sticking points have been about the cost of the program. Since becoming a law, however, the projected costs have diminished significantly.
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April 2015
For years, the industry has foretold of the inevitable shortage of skilled construction workers. According to a new survey, the projected labor shortage may be complex and due to a confluence of factors.
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March 2015
When it comes to electricity and electrical devices, organizations such as the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) try to make living and working with modern conveniences safer for installers and end-users.
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March 2015
Few political conflicts are more emblematic of congressional dysfunction than the Keystone XL pipeline project. Its long-embattled and weary proposal pages have been batted around, and it’s become a figurative partisan line in the sand.
 In January, the Senate passed Keystone legislation in a vote of 62–36. The bill carries with it amendments for energy efficiency.
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March 2015
Telecommunications regulations have a long and storied history in politics and government, and it was recently declared that net neutrality falls under these previously established rules. READ MORE
February 2015
On Jan. 12, 2015, passengers on a Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail train were trapped for some 40 minutes in the tunnels between two downtown D.C. stations, while smoke filled the air, according to the Washington Post. One passenger died, and 86 others were taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for smoke inhalation.
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