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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. 

At the 2016 NECA Show in Boston, 
a panel of experienced experts judged 184 Showstopper Award entries and selected 20 winners.


For proof that electric utilities have been hardening their systems, consider two recent weather events: Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

It can be safely said that 2016 has been a memorable year in Washington, D.C. Everything the experts knew about politics was turned upside down and inside out as the election results broke nearly every rule we have ever known.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its annual regulatory agenda at its semiannual meeting. This year, the agency is attempting to tackle considerably more initiatives than in the past.

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They Are Out There

Some specifications are to be taken seriously. Here is one example: “It is the electrical contractor’s (EC’s) responsibility to examine the facility thoroughly for any conditions that may affect its bid.


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Critical Infrastructure, Data Centers and Cybersecurity, Part 1

When it comes to the architecture of mission-critical systems for any organization, the power and network infrastructure layers need to be reliable, redundant and resilient. Those are the three R's you need to remember if you are working on building or maintaining any mission-critical application.


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Got to Get Down to Bean Town

Boston: It’s a city with historic buildings from the 1700s and 1800s that have become defining public spaces. It’s a city of skyscrapers, a complicated infrastructure, and an exciting new development along its shoreline, the Seaport District.


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Thomas Edison Statue Dedicated at U.S. Capitol

In the United States Capitol, just south of the rotunda, sits the National Statuary Hall, a collection of 100 sculptures of prominent Americans.


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The Millennial Difference

They’ve been discussed, analyzed and editorialized. Popularly known as “millennials” (ages 20–34), this generation numbers some 66 million and has become the nation’s largest labor market.


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Decisions, Decisions: Cognitive Bias in Individuals, Groups and Organizations

Various internet sources claim that adults make an average of 35,000 decisions each day. While that total may be in dispute, it highlights the constant activity our brains are in deciding on matters both inconsequential and life changing.


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Honing The Competitive Edge

Today’s contracting environment is characterized by tools that enable productivity. This includes technology solutions (such as project management software) that enable building operators and contractors to monitor and measure project completion.



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