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. 

On November 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a $2.5-billion investment in rural electric infrastructure improvements. These funds will be used to support improvements in 27 states, with the hope of creating jobs and supporting economic development.

Electrical contracting—and the electrical construction industry as a whole—may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of innovation.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to hold a vote for the repeal of the FCC's net neutrality rules on Dec. 14. Despite popular support of the FCC's net neutrality rules, the repeal is widely expected to pass.

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.


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Lineman from IMAX film posted on YouTube
by Staff |

In 2002, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum produced an IMAX film called “Straight Up: Helicopters in Action.” A brief clip from that film showing a high voltage cable inspection by a lineman on a helicopter recently became a popular video segment on You Tube.


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Wireless Sensors Testing Facility Begins Collecting Data
by Staff |

According to the Associated Press, the growth of wireless sensor networks presents the possibility of connecting people with physical locations and conditions in the same way the Internet connects people with computers.


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Coexistence in Connectivity

Making a place for fiber alongside UTP:


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Never Dull

Blade servers are new area of interest for contractors:


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Fire Alarm System Upgrades

New technologies add layers of safety and security


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