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Arc Flash Study FAQs

There are many frequently asked questions about performing an arc-flash study (risk assessment) and understanding electrical safety requirements. A careful read of standards such as NPFA 70E or IEEE 1584 can answer some questions. Yet, other questions can be more complex.

Displays of the new LEDs on San Francisco City Hall
Lights On For the Golden Gate City: Paganini Electric Corp.

On Apr. 18, 1906, an 8.3 earthquake shook San Francisco, caused fires and destroyed much of the city. All that remained of San Francisco City Hall was the dome. Instead of rebuilding the structure, the city’s Board of Supervisors voted to fabricate a new building.

The GridSTAR Smart Grid Experience Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is a mixed-use campus committed to energy innovation and sustainability
A Serious Play for Real Solutions: H.B. Frazer Co.

There are all sorts of potential futures in how, what and where we will receive our electrical power. New configurations are playing out across the country through demos, real-world applications and legislative directives. Electrical contractors (ECs) play a crucial role in this bold future.

Expect the Unexpected: McWilliams Electric Co.

Fun comes in all forms at the Annual Septemberfest every Labor Day weekend in Schaumburg, Ill.

LEDs And Smart Lighting Are Catching On With Consumers

It has only been a few years since incandescent lamps were phased out. It has been even less time still since their heir apparent, compact fluorescent lamps, began losing ground to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Early Registration Closing; Still Time To Attend NECA 2015 San Francisco

by Staff |

NECA 2015 San Francisco Convention and Trade Show will be held at Moscone Center South from Sat., Oct. 3 through Tues., Oct. 6. It is four days of workshops, exhibitions, product showcases and more, most of which is open to anyone who works in the electrical industry.

Courtesy of Advent Systems.  Dealing with the sound reverberations caused by the diagonal lines and peaked center of the ceiling of Prince of Peace Church was one of the challenges faced by Advent Systems.
Heavenly Voices

Churches are designed to be places of worship. Pastors deliver sermons. Congregations pray silently or sing and clap. What can go wrong? Sometimes those in the back can't hear the minister. Or his words are garbled. Or the speakers don’t cover the first few rows.

Into The Mainstream

All of those millions of miles of dark fiber are primarily expected to deliver broadband connections. The Internet continues to grow unabated, and bandwidth must be expanded to accommodate that growth. 

Beyond Home

Sometimes called the third wave of the Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next technology megatrend.

Opportunity Awaits At NECA 2015 San Francisco

Every fall, one my favorite events of the year occurs. Thousands of people associated with electrical construction flock to a major U.S. city to spend three or four days surrounded by their peers, all of them invested in renewing themselves and their businesses. Opportunity abounds.