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

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
September 2015
It’s no secret that the United States uses a disproportionate amount of the world’s power. This fact has spurred one of the strongest energy-efficiency movements in history. 
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July 2015
Shortly before midnight on May 26, 2015, a New York subway train lost power on a section of tracks in Queens. It isn’t uncommon for trains to malfunction in such a way, but when service personnel arrived, they discovered hundreds of feet of copper cabling were missing.
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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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