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

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
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
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
March 2012
Progress and Duke Energy have been working on a $26 billion merger that would make it the largest electric utility in the country with 7.1 million customers in six states. It has come under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) scrutiny, and the utilities have extended the termination date to comply with FERC’s stipulations. READ MORE
January 2012
Tragedy is often an unforgiving teacher. In the university environment, it is the kind of lesson no one wants to learn. READ MORE