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. 

In North Carolina, on July 27, PCL Civil Constructors working on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge project, which spans 2.8 miles and is the only connection between Hatteras Island and Bodie Island, severed a three-phase, 115-kilovolt underground transmission line.

Capacitors that blew up from a power supply failure

In my 40-plus years in the industry, I have analyzed customers’ power quality monitor data files and heard their stories about hundreds of things that have happened in their facilities or homes: some mysterious, some catastrophic, some even comical.

According to an August 3 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), as of July 2017, 30 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies. These policies range from mandated requirements to voluntary goals, as well as pilot programs.

Wire and fiber. Rigid and flexible raceways. Twisted copper wire and category (Cat) cable. Welcome to a new world where traditional power and low voltage meet. For some electrical contractors, their shops reflect this confluence. For others, it may be on the horizon.

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Survey Says!

The security and communications boom is upon us Background Study participants totaled 315, of which 261 said they currently are involved in security/life safety and/or communications work. The data was compiled and analyzed by Renaissance Research & Consulting Inc., New York.

Integrated Building Systems Alert

Online Gaming Revenues to Triple by 2009 Revenues from US online gaming services will increase from $1,100,000,000 in 2005 to more than $3,500,000,000 in 2009, according to “Networked Gaming: Driving the Future,” a new report from Dallas-based, market research firm Parks Associates.

Living the Integrated Lifestyle

  If you catch yourself thinking more about convergence of low-voltage electrical systems with computer and information technology (IT), you’re in good company. The rest of the industry is, too.

Watch Wireless Grow

Technology advancements in the casino market People may assume that casinos are buzzing with all things technological. When it comes to actual gaming, that has not always been true.

Gotcha...on Film
by Staff |

Home video surveillance can provide evidence that can help law enforcement officials solve crimes.  According to St.

Upgrading the Infrastructure

Wireless technology is ready for deployment in hotel security Some members of the legal profession—those who specialize in plaintiffs’ liability lawsuits, for example—are licking their chops at the potential opportunities when hoteliers neglect the issue of door locks.

The IP Side of Casino Surveillance

Gaming, resorts and hospitality make the move to digital Nearly every casino in the United States is somewhere in the cumbersome transition from analog to digital recording and cameras for its surveillance systems.