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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. 

The focus of the electrical contracting industry has always been energy. That’s obvious. But, reflect on the history of the industry for a few moments, and it’s just as obvious that the role electrical contractors perform with regard to energy has changed dramatically.

While examining the swath of data compiled about electrical fires, it’s easy to see the tragedy in deaths, injuries and property losses caused by the modern world’s most vital conveniences.

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.


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Keep On Truckin'
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Vans and pickups. Box vans and line trucks. Trucks with aerial devices and trucks to transport equipment, supplies, tools and personnel. Without these and other specialty vehicles, electrical construction and maintenance work would stop.

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Today's Lesson: LANs
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School systems are big spenders in the land of LANS Certain industries adapted to LANs quicker than others, but almost everyone eventually jumped on board. Nowadays, you would be hard-pressed to find a business that operates without some sort of LAN in place.

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The 2004 Profile of the Electrical Contractor
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In journalism, it’s conventional to tell readers the who, what, where, how and why of a story, and that’s what we’ve done in interpreting the survey results from the 2004 PROFILE OF THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.

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Efficiency and Reliability Solutions
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Concerns about the efficiency and reliability of electricity are prompting new responses by federal and state government agencies, utilities, associations and product manufacturers. They could provide new business for electrical contractors if you can position your company for these opportunities.

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Don't Touch!
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PQ safety is often overlooked, despite the danger Part of any power quality seminar material should cover the aspects of safety, especially for anyone who must connect/disconnect the voltage and current probes for power quality monitors.

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The ABCs of DC DG
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Distributed generation (DG) locates small-scale power generating units close to the load served.

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Why Only Harmonics?
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How does electronic equipment know the difference? In past articles, we have covered the concept of harmonics, which are usually defined as frequencies that are integer multiples of the fundamental frequency.

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