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. 

We left off last month preparing a fiber optic cable for termination.

While spaghetti adorned with one of the dozens of different sauces that are served in the small, off-the-beaten path restaurants in the Italian countryside is “splendido,” wiring that looks like spaghetti is just the opposite.


How do you build a relationship with your customers centered on trust? It starts with meeting commitments and consistently completing projects on time, on budget and in a code-compliant fashion. Why is this relationship important?

“The serious losses in life and property 
resulting from fires causes me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced.

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Category 6 Cabling - Standard or Not?
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I guess the honest answer to the above is, “We’re working on it.” Most manufacturers have products (cable, jacks, patch cords, and test equipment) out in the marketplace promoted in one fashion or another as Category 6 compliant.

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High-tech Robots Deploy Fiber Optic Cables in Sewer Systems
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CityNet Telecommunications Inc. has launched the first commercial deployment of a fiber optic network through a sewer system. The first-of-a-kind deployment was conducted in the city of Albuquerque, N.M.

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Lighting Controls: Profiting from Mood Lighting and Dimming
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True story: A few weeks ago I went to a major retail store to buy a new television. The model I liked was on sale and had all the features I wanted. Or so I thought.

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E-Lighting - Too Much of a Good Thing?
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The Internet is a wonderful creation. But, is it too much? It permits you to find all sorts of interesting information at no cost.

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E-commerce in the Office
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Previous articles have explained some of the ways e-commerce may affect your project management when you use Internet applications service providers for collaboration and material purchasing.

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Is Copper Cheaper than Fiber?
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Fiber optics is always expected to cost much more than copper cabling. Whatever you look at—cable, terminations, or networking electronics—fiber costs more. So isn’t it obvious that fiber networks are more expensive than copper? Maybe not! There is more to consider before deciding this.

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The State of Gigabit Ethernet in LAN Wiring Today
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Let’s begin this series on Gigabit Ethernet by recognizing the state of local area networks (LAN) wiring today. (My Gigabit Ethernet article in the September 2000 issue of Electrical Contractor provides background.)

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