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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. 

Last month, I wrote about basic considerations for processing change orders. Now, it’s time to dig into the details. Let’s start from the beginning.
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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the condition and performance of infrastructure in the United States.

While President Trump campaigned on a promise to boost opportunities for fossil fuels and revitalize the coal industry, market forces might already have limited his opportunities for fulfilling that pledge.

While the Maryland state legislature debates whether or not to extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released multiple studies encouraging it to continue.                                           

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Absolute Electric President Introduces First Graders to the Trades

In the effort to bring more young people into construction and the trades, it could pay off to look even younger than you might think.


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BTM Energy Storage Ready To Grow


As the need for energy storage expands, consumers are getting in on the action. According to the market research firm GTM Research, the market for behind-the-meter (BTM) storage is prepared to capitalize on this trend.


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Registration Announced for Second Annual Ideal National Championship

According to a press release from Ideal Industries Inc., registration was announced on March 24 for the second annual Ideal National Championship.


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Findings From ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR's Subscriber Research Panel

In the past year, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR expanded its already-robust market research efforts to include a new endeavor.


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A Little Light Reading: Laboring Over Change Orders, Part 2


Last month, I wrote about basic considerations for processing change orders. Now, it’s time to dig into the details. Let’s start from the beginning.
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Staying In The Spotlight: Rooftop Solar Looks to Remain on Track


While President Trump campaigned on a promise to boost opportunities for fossil fuels and revitalize the coal industry, market forces might already have limited his opportunities for fulfilling that pledge.


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Surviving Chaos

In the original “Jurassic Park” movie, mathematician Ian Malcolm warns the creator of the park that control is an illusion. Regardless of how many electric fences, backup systems and contingency plans are in place, there is ultimately no guarantee of safety in the park.


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