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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. 

Evaluating the cost-
effectiveness of renewable power has always been a fairly simple calculation. As manufacturers lowered their production costs and improved the generating efficiency of their technology, renewables became more cost competitive with conventional sources of power.


We appreciate all of the positive response to the new format for our column in which we interview industry leaders about key issues that may alter the future of electrical construction.

Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner and quieter and now have a proven track-record in applications like nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events, and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use.


Retirement planning is complicated, with many risks and legal pitfalls. It is worth investing time and money with a financial adviser who specializes in retirement. A little preparation will help you get ready for your first meeting and result in a plan that fits your expectations and goals.


More on Your Business

 
Floyd Young of Red Top Electric Co. said that early participation in the DB process and coordination of the entire team are the most critical contributing factors to success
DB/IPD Casebook: Reporting From the Field
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It is generally accepted that design/build (DB) projects represent a source of lucrative work for electrical contractors (ECs). In fact, ECs cite this discipline as one that will contribute to future growth.At the beginning of

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And Assets

Prefabrication Trends
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Recently, there has been a rise in the use of prefabrication and modular construction methods, even though both have been used in the construction industry for centuries.

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Resilience—A Hot New Concept
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Since many locales have suffered some form of natural disaster in recent years, world and thought leaders have begun to hone in on massive preventive solutions that are now commonly lumped under the label “resilience.” How can the manufactured physical infrastructures of our societies be rendered re

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Your Money And Your Life
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How does your attitude about money affect your business and personal life? At work, people are seldom comfortable discussing financial issues with employees or co-workers. You implement procedures to acquire and protect assets, and expect your employees to legally agree to follow your rules.

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Hopefully, You're Hopeful. Hopefully, You'll Attend NECA 2014 Chicago!
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I’m feeling optimistic. Increasingly so over the past couple of years, and I am not alone. That makes me a typical electrical contractor (EC).


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Husky nine-drawer mobile workbench from Home Depot
Cool Tools: Moving Materials And Tools
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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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