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

November 2013
In October, the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) continued its lighting product monitoring, revealing some interesting results that confirm change is occurring at the lamp level in the lighting industry.
March 2013
President Obama gave his State of the Union Address in February, and between all the political rhetoric and criticism, there were signs that the administration’s direction could affect the construction industry. Job creation was the predominant theme throughout the speech, and to create jobs and economic growth, President Obama proposed more reinvestment in rebuilding infrastructure. READ MORE
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
March 2013
Chances are you are using a Google product whether you know it or not. Instead of focusing on creating its own devices, the Internet search giant has positioned itself to develop partnerships and provide its services on products everywhere. For example, your smartphone may run on Google’s mobile operating system called Android. 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