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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. 

While preparing estimates, the methods and rules that estimators follow depend on several factors, including training, experience, the type of project and company culture. In some instances, estimating practices may not mesh well with project management requirements.

I’ve only been NECA’s president since Jan. 1, and I’m already up to my neck in my new role as the association’s chief elected officer.

“Space matters” is the new mantra as the office concept undergoes some radical rethinking. Today, square-footage is often decreasing as occupancy increases. Open landscapes rule as corner offices disappear. Cubicles are giving way to collaborative worktables. Work from home? No problem.

The effects of the Great Recession have been far-reaching, and it left many construction companies scrambling to pick up the pieces. Now, after years of turmoil, a new report from FMI, a management consulting firm, suggests that construction is back on the right foot.


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