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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. 

Thermal imaging technology that employs infrared (IR) cameras to detect and measure heat has many applications across a wide range of industries.

In the quest for greater energy efficiency, the focus on buildings intensifies. This concentrated awareness is understandable as residential and nonresidential buildings account for a large portion of society’s total energy consumption.


Four companies have jointly proposed a first-of-its-kind, $8-billion green-energy initiative that would bring huge amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023.


At a recent gathering of fire alarm industry friends, we found ourselves lamenting that, even though we felt confident that NFPA 72 2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, provided very good guidance for designers, installers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), we still find new instal

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Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


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National Stand-Down Calls Attention To Fall Hazards Prevention
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In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.


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A Contractor’s Guide to Writing Effective Proposals
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As a contractor, you must be able to sell your services to a potential client with a proposal that fully conveys the scope of work you intend to provide while also conveying confidence in your company’s ability to perform the work.

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Advanced Sensors Increase 
Efficiency In Commercial Buildings

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As the emphasis on building energy efficiency increases, the demand for the technology to create that efficiency is also on the rise.


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Ideas That Work: Marking Attic Holes, Unsticking Glue and More
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Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Technology Streamlining 
Workflow In The Field

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The bread and butter 
of digital innovation is its ability to save. Doing things electronically almost always means doing them faster and at lower cost. This axiom of modern innovation has altered every industry and type of operation.


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The EPA To Curb Power Plant Emissions

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Every conflict has to have an antagonist, and in the ongoing war against global warming, nothing takes the heat like coal.


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