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

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
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
  • 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. 
November 2015
According to the latest Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the electrical industry has suffered an increase in fatally injured workers. In 2014, electrician deaths rose by 14 to 78 compared with the 2013 study.
October 2015
Editor's Note: the on-demand version of the webinar is now available here. One of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR's primary missions is to educate and inform the industry. That is why, on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, in partnership with Viewpoint Construction Software and MSI, the magazine will host a free, one-hour long webinar titled "How To Eliminate Chaos And Inefficiency In Your Service Business." READ MORE
September 2015
Austin, Texas, has an aggressive plan for alternative energy. The “Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2025” sets the city’s goal of sourcing 55 percent of its energy from renewables by the end of the plan’s term. READ MORE