Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is senior associate editor and web manager for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

March 2013
Extreme weather in extreme temperatures poses the most danger to electricity transmission and delivery. Unfortunately, we have seen time and again that it is in those circumstances that electricity service is needed most. That was the case when a powerful nor’easter assaulted the Northeast in February. READ MORE
October 2012
On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents watched as Category 1 Hurricane Isaac bore down on the New Orleans region, evoking memories of the costliest U.S. hurricane disaster on record. On Aug. 28, Isaac’s strong winds and heavy rains inundated Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and portions of Florida. READ MORE
August 2012
As U.S. utilities made projections for the summer months and predicted there would be enough capacity to meet demand with no outages, Mother Nature seemed to have other plans. READ MORE
July 2012
Nik Wallenda made headlines on June 15 as the daredevil, scion of the famous Flying Wallenda family, walked across a 1,800-foot-long cable suspended over Niagara Falls. While much discussion focused on the characteristics of the cable that supported him, the electrical contractor that installed the cable literally under his death-defying feat remained comparatively unsung. READ MORE
July 2012
To say the least, project labor agreements (PLAs) have been a controversial issue for the construction industry. And like many controversial issues, debate and partisanship sometimes leads to the unfortunate consequence of delaying much-needed jobs. READ MORE
June 2012
Competitive environments breed innovation and evolution, and California, with the most stringent energy-efficiency goals of all the United States, establishes many trends. As a result, industry leaders and policy-makers across the country look to the state as a trailblazer to meet and create their own requirements. READ MORE
June 2012
On the May 14, 2012, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray joined officials from the District Departments of Transportation (DDOT) and Environment (DDOE) to replace the last of approximately 1,360 alleyway lights with new energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. READ MORE
May 2012
The construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, following a similar decline of 6,000 jobs in February, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent, according to the April 6, 2012, Department of Labor employment report. However, while the setback is bad news, in context, it isn’t as bad as it may seem. READ MORE
May 2012
Some partnerships aren’t only good for the parties involved. When they give back to their industry, they’re good for everyone. In April, the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) and 3M hosted a two-day media event at 3M’s headquarters near Minneapolis to announce such a partnership. READ MORE