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

September 2017
The NECA Show is the biggest trade show and convention in electrical construction. Each year, more than 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees come together in a different city to network, learn, and grow as individuals and businesses. This year, the NECA Show is in Seattle, and whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie, here is what you have to look forward to. 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
August 2017
In North Carolina, on July 27, PCL Civil Constructors working on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge project, which spans 2.8 miles and is the only connection between Hatteras Island and Bodie Island, severed a three-phase, 115-kilovolt underground transmission line. READ MORE
July 2017
On July 12, hundreds of companies and organizations will participate in the Day of Action for Net Neutrality. The event has the support of internet giants such as Amazon and Netflix as well as civil organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 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
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July 2017
At JBKnowledge's first of four 2017 ConTech Roadshows, the presiding theme in Philadelphia on July 13 was advanced technology with practical applications for contractors looking to gain an edge in their competitive markets. READ MORE
July 2017
The House Appropriations Committee voted on July 18 to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, which provides $31.4 billion to federal investments in natural resources. This budget is $824 million less than 2017, and part of that cut is to 2018 Energy Star funding, which would drop to $31 million, a reduction of 40 percent. READ MORE
June 2017
The support for alternative energies, and solar power in particular, remains strong. Renewable power technologies continue to achieve new efficiencies and to become more feasible. Recently, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research released its Q2 2017 Solar Market Insight Report, and it contains a milestone for solar power. READ MORE
June 2017
June 12–18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held off its inaugural Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event similar to the successful National Safety Stand Down week each May. OSHA intends events like these to raise awareness of safety and health issues and programs to help employers and employees create and maintain a safe workplace. READ MORE

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