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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Megger DET4TD2 four-pole ground resistance tester

A building’s electrical system must be properly grounded to ensure it functions properly, to prevent damage to the system’s components, and, of course, to protect people from potentially deadly electrical shocks.

You know what’s disruptive? Hurricanes. Wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and beyond.

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

In what is being described as the "October Fire Siege," more than 250 wildfires have raged across California in a little over a week.

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At the NECA Show, Amy Purdy Inspired With Her Story of Determination and Creative Problem Solving

On the first day of the NECA Show in Seattle, Hundreds, if not thousands, of attendees packed into the Washington Convention Center's ballroom to hear Amy Purdy's inspiring story, and they were not disappointed. 

Students, their parents and high school administrators are taking a second look at careers in the construction trades.
Stemming the Tide: Trade Education in High Schools

The construction labor shortage isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing. In response, the value of a trade education also is rising. It’s beginning to change minds and attitudes.

Former Starbucks CEO to NECA Show Attendees: 'Never Be Bigger Than the Front Line'

Every year, the NECA Convention and Trade Show attracts the biggest names and leaders in the electrical construction industry. They come to both share their knowledge and learn from other experts what they can do to keep their businesses growing.

Safe From The Storm: Update on Undergrounding Projects

For decades, new power and telephone lines serving housing developments and office parks, government complexes and educational campuses have been placed underground.

2017 NECA Showstopper Showcase Winners

The Showstopper Showcase is always a popular stop on the trade show floor at the NECA Show, and this year, I decided to see what everybody is always talking about.

Controlling The Electronic Blizzard

Meaningless emails are a bane. In a construction lawsuit I tried last year, the parties exchanged their project documents, which included more than 200,000 emails each.

2017 NECA Project Excellence Award Winners

One of our favorite types of articles in the magazine is our project profiles. The new NECA Project Excellence Awards recognized contractors for outstanding commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in electrical projects across 12 markets.