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Losing an Industry Legend
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Dr. Thomas E. Glavinich passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, April 27, 2014. With his passing, the electrical construction industry has lost an expert, a supporter, a researcher and a wonderful man. Tom’s research helped electrical contractor immensely.

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Capturing Lightning In A Bottle
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Efficient electric energy storage (EES) has always been both technically challenging and expensive, like capturing lightning in a bottle.

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Don’t leave savings on the table

The Dawn Of Commissioning
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When commissioning a high-performance building, one element of lighting control is sometimes left out: the daylight harvesting system. It’s assumed such systems will work right out of the box after some simple calibration. Working is one thing, but working optimally is another.

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Cool Tools: Cable Pullers
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It is difficult to imagine wiring a large commercial project without using an electrically powered cable puller. 


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Crossover Arcs: NEC And 70E

NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), is an installation code, while NFPA 70E is the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. There is an unofficial line of demarcation between the two documents.

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