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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. 

As the landscape of electricity generation in the United States evolves, natural gas continues to account for an increasing share of the mix.

If you have kept up with the 2017 Nobel prizes, you know three Americans won the prize in physiology or medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

Here’s an undeniable truth I’ve learned over the years: When one chapter ends, another is right around the corner. That’s especially true now for me and the National Electrical Contractors Association.


This month, I expand on “Do You Trust the Drawings?” by talking more about establishing the scope of work included in your estimates. Let’s start with verbal instructions.

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U.S. Construction Spending Sees Slight Fall in June

According to the latest monthly report by the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending in the United States fell 1.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of more than $1.2 trillion.


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New Paper Predicts Construction Sites Will Be Human-Free by 2050

If the last few years have taught humanity anything, it’s that no industry is safe from the disruptive influence of technology. Who would have predicted a hundred years ago that, by 2017, some of the cars on the road would be driving themselves?


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Don't Wait to Figure It Out

What do you get when you put a general contractor, a half-dozen subcontractors and an owner on a construction site without anyone talking to each other? Delays and preventable expenses. We’re not laughing either, because it isn’t a joke.


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Bipartisan Energy Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

Most of the national headlines these days revolve around controversial, polarizing pieces of legislation. However, in the world of energy, a significant, bipartisan bill has just been introduced in the U.S. Senate that aims to bolster the country’s energy infrastructure.


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Efficiency, Networks And Renewables Lead Way in Electricity Investment

Global energy investment patterns are a mixed bag of trends. A recent snapshot of these patterns offers an equal measure of good news and cause for concern.


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Proudly Representing Our Industry

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is proud to be considered the trusted voice of the electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States.


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New Software Improves Building Energy Modeling


New software created by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Tennessee and Jacksonville State University in Alabama is designed to eliminate a challenge in creating and using energy models for retrofit planning, retro-commissioning, and measuring and verifying building efficiency


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