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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. 

In recent years, efficiency has become one of the primary drivers toward a sustainable energy economy and reduced carbon emissions.

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

In the age of sustainability, every conceivable energy source gets equal consideration. Just as wind and solar power have had their growing pains, other viable sources will, too.

In December, I spoke at the International Drone Expo in Los Angeles. The Expo lived up to its name as to being “International” in scope.

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Ideas That Work: Dealing With Grout and Tape Solution

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


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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Review Of The International Drone Expo

In December, I spoke at the International Drone Expo in Los Angeles. The Expo lived up to its name as to being “International” in scope.


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Students Impress Contractor Judges at ASC Electrical Competition

Each year, the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) holds a number of national competitions that allow college students from around the nation in construction and construction-related trades to experience what it is like to work in the industry.


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Branding Electrical Contractors: Short-Circuit or Full Power?

Branding your company—from vehicles to interior designs—is well-served by a quote from baseball great Yogi Berra: “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”


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What Matters To Us

The beginning of every year brings a range of challenging opportunities for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the industry we do our best to represent.


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Computer Cafe at the Play Place for Autistic Children
NECA And IBEW Help Play Place For Autistic Children Get On Its Feet


Play Place for Autistic Children, a 25,000–square foot facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., offers autistic kids and their families a safe, supportive environment to play, learn and socialize.


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Duct Banks: Advanced Feeder Takeoff


I perform many takeoffs for industrial projects. One of the significant differences between commercial and industrial work is the feeders, which can account for more than 80 percent of the time needed to complete the takeoff.


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