News & Announcements

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on staff.

Session to Highlight Electrical Fundamentals Often Overlooked by Building and Design Professionals New York, NY (November 29, 2016) – There are a variety of electrical powering, grounding and bonding techniques that should be considered in new or renovated structures, yet they are often overlooked by contractors and designers.  David Brender, the national program manager for electrical applications at the Copper Development Association (CDA), will  discuss why proper electrical grounding fundamentals are imperative in order to prevent electrical disasters at the 2017 PowerTest Conference. “Whe

Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) bring a higher level of protection to today’s homes, many of which are increasingly overwhelmed by the growing electrical demands of our high-tech and appliance-rich lifestyles.

ST. LOUIS - Affiliated Contractors Alliance (ACA) is launching a new company with services directed to small to medium contractors. Members will receive rebates and incentives on product purchases and services that are important to their business. Tool and construction material purchases, fleet leasing, insurance and other services will be geared specifically for them. “Smaller contractors make up the backbone of the construction industry,” said Buddy Goldammer, ACA president.

Integration of Dodge Data and STACK Tools Promises Comprehensive Data, Streamlined Workflows to Improve Project Estimation and Bidding NEW YORK – Nov. 21, 2016 – Dodge Data & Analytics has partnered with STACK Construction Technologies to integrate Dodge’s leading data and analytics with STACK’s cloud-based takeoff and estimating tools. The partnership will put Dodge’s extensive project data and STACK’s easy-to-use takeoff and estimating software in the hands of contractors and subcontractors through a seamless user experience.

Winners of the 2016 awards were announced at NEMA’s Annual Membership Meeting allows business owners to write and read reviews on customers for free. Nov. 15, 2016, Boston, Mass.—The B2B review site is gaining popularity nationwide. It reduces the uncertainty business owners often feel when engaging with potential clients/customers about whether to do business together. Any business owner knows that gaining just one well-matched new customer can be a profitable and enjoyable experience.

Sydney, November 11, 2016 – Gerard Lighting, the company behind Australia’s most innovative and comprehensive group of lighting brands has today been presented the ‘Award of Excellence’ in the International Lighting Design Awards for Australia and New Zealand for its GenLED One Luminaire. Judged by Warren Julian and Peter McLean, these lighting awards represent the pinnacle of recognition by the Society towards those that practice lighting design.

Revision Includes New Performance Requirements ROSSLYN, Va., November 14, 2016—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C119 revised ANSI C119.4  American National Standard for Electric Connectors—Connectors for Use between Aluminum-to-Aluminum and Aluminum-to-Copper Conductors Designed for Normal Operation at or Below 93°C and Copper-to-Copper Conductors Designed for Normal Operation at or Below 100°C.