June 2014: Cabling & Controls


For roughly a century, electrical contractors (ECs) have used copper or aluminum wiring. Their coexistence...

Once known as demand-side management, the implementation of products and practices designed to modify electricity...


As with any project, a communications cabling project requires comprehensive management. Project management for cabling...

The changing role of technology

The United States’ 114 million households and more than 4.7 million commercial buildings currently account...

Don’t leave savings on the table

When commissioning a high-performance building, one element of lighting control is sometimes left out: the...

Gardner Bender's Ultra Brutus 10,000-pound cable puller

It is difficult to imagine wiring a large commercial project without using an electrically powered...

Dr. Thomas E. Glavinich passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, April...


Efficient electric energy storage (EES) has always been both technically challenging and expensive, like capturing...

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| June 2014
Solar power alone won’t solve America’s energy woes. Thousands of acres of wind farms won’t get the job done either.

| June 2014
Nearly 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise every year.

| June 2014
Despite growing popularity, renewables still face challenges. The list includes such hurdles as high installation costs and intermittency.

| June 2014
A new report by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) shows that investor-owned electric utilities continue to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transm

| June 2014
As in any industry, the landscape of utilities is always changing.