Systems

 

 

Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

A variety of carts and reel carriers are available to hold and transport wire reels.

From shipping and arrival of wire supplies through installation, efficiently managing electric wire on the job can be the difference between a profit or loss.


I know from experience with contractors in the field that, when it comes to mass notification systems (MNS), being required to perform a risk analysis for the MNS ranks just above getting a root canal at the dentist’s office!


Like many technology markets, telecom has always been a hotbed of hype. Somebody is always talking up the latest and greatest technology that will revolutionize the market. Not too long ago, it was fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). Recently, wireless has been getting all the attention.


Another storm on the horizon and another image of electric utility trucks heading off to help with recovery efforts. That seemed to be an almost-nightly occurrence in late August through mid-September, as hurricanes Harvey and Irma made their way to the U.S. mainland.

More on Systems

 
Asia/Pacific Region to Lead in Fiber Revolution
by Staff |

Coupled with impressive growth in its broadband subscriber base, the Asia/Pacific region is standing at the forefront of the fiber to the home/node/business (FTTx) evolution, according to the high-tech market research firm In-Stat, Scottsdale, Ariz.


READ MORE
 
Derating Service Conductors, Appliance Garage Receptacles and More

Article 90—Introduction; Article 312—Cabinets, Cutout Boxes and Meter Socket Enclosures; Article 314—Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Handhole Enclosures; Article 330—Metal Clad Cable: Type MC; Article 695—Fire Pumps; Article 700—Emergency Systems


READ MORE
 
Datacom Maintenance Work for New and Existing Installations

Datacom maintenance work today is different from a few years ago. Since there are no moving parts and so many installations are configured at initial startup and not modified for some time, there isn’t anything to maintain.


READ MORE
 
Sending the Troops to Boot Camp

Integrated building system training Integrated Building Systems (IBS) represent tremendous opportunities for electrical contractors and are predicted to eventually outgrow the traditional electrical market.


READ MORE
 
Singing the Blues

Security issues with wireless technology


READ MORE
 
Leveraging Your Network

Remember the early days of networking and Ethernet cabling? Many of us stood in awe in the 1980s as we struggled to wrap our minds around the notion of personal computers talking to each other and sharing files at a staggering rate of 10 megabits per second.


READ MORE
 
Code Change Brings Twist to Military Facility Fire Alarms

If you have not purchased and read the 2007 edition of the National Fire Alarm Code, it is possible your next fire alarm system installation in a military or government facility will hold a surprise.


READ MORE

Pages

X