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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. 

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NECA 2015 San Francisco Convention and Trade Show will be held at Moscone Center South from Sat., Oct. 3 through Tues., Oct. 6. It is four days of workshops, exhibitions, product showcases and more, most of which is open to anyone who works in the electrical industry.


There is no longer any doubt that the construction industry has emerged from the long downturn that began more than seven years ago. That’s good news indeed.
 But, there’s some troubling news, too, depending on whom you ask—and where they’re working (or not).


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Electrical work may be a discipline unto itself, but electrical construction is a multidisciplinary business. Electrical contractors must master business operations, sales and contract negotiations as well as their trade.


Building information modeling (BIM) software and digital collaboration tools saved approximately $10 million out of a $295 million budget on the recently completed Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) in Portland, Ore.


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