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A worker uses a Fluke ground tester in the field.
Cool Tools: Grounding Testers
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Simply stated, structures must have properly grounded electrical systems for basic reasons: to protect people from serious or fatal shock, to enable a facility’s power distribution system to function properly, and to protect electrical components from serious damage.


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Prefabrication Trends
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Recently, there has been a rise in the use of prefabrication and modular construction methods, even though both have been used in the construction industry for centuries.

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Stay Ahead Of The Spark
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The leading cause of residential fires in the United States each year—and the second leading cause of nonresidential fires—is electrical failure and malfunction.

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In Black And White For Years: Concealment of flexible cords and cables


Concealment of flexible cords and cables that are installed as an integral part of appliances—or when used for connecting other electrical equipment—is an ongoing issue for the electrical industry. The history of the National Electrical Code (NEC) provides some insight.


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Highlights from the Milwaukee Tool 2014 New Product Symposium
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On Aug. 13, 2014, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Editor Andrea Klee attended Milwaukee Tool’s 2014 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee. Trade media members from across the United States, Canada and Latin America were invited to attend the event.

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