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. 

Last month, I addressed how to determine if an adhesive/polish connector was good by inspecting the polished end of the connector with a microscope.

Every other year, the release of the Profile of the Electrical Contractor enables us to examine the changes that have taken place in the electrical contracting industry.

According to the Energy Storage Association, an energy-storage system improves the way electricity is generated, delivered and consumed. It certainly helps during power outages.

In April 2014, access control technology and security service provider Matrix Systems Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio, launched a technology division named Frontier.

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Fire Safety Binds All Code Requirements
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Fire protection is serious business. Fire, smoke, and toxic fumes take a terrible toll in lives and property every year. Every major building code is meant to reduce the threat of fire.

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Optical Fiber's Version of Tip and Ring Redefined!
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Yes, optical fiber has its own version of tip and ring.

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Web Collaborators Target Construction's Inefficiencies
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There are people out there, working in not-so-quiet corners of the construction industry, trying to shape your future. If they succeed, the workaday life of the mid- to large-sized electrical contractor will never, ever be the same.

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Segue from Residential Electrical Wiring into Telecommunications Wiring
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Having specialized in residential electrical wiring design and installation for many years, I felt excited about the opportunity to jump into the residential communications wiring game. This additional revenue stream could significantly increase electrical contractors’ bottom line.

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Web-sters Chasing Your Business
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Between 170 and 210 Web enterprises are chasing your e-commerce orders. Enjoy it while you can, because not all will survive. In September, five contractor-purchasing sites that are emanating from within the electrical industry itself were covered in the first part of this two-part article.

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Fuel Cells Now
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People have been talking about a hydrogen economy for many years, one driven by the cheapest, most common, nonpolluting element in the universe. This dream may become reality in this decade as hydrogen fuel cell development nears the production stage.

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Building a Successful VDV Service Business
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Providing first-rate, after-installation voice/data/video (VDV) service to your customers can be very profitable. More importantly, providing after-installation VDV service is a must if you want your project VDV business to grow and prosper.

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