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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. 

From waves to wood chips to grass, the renewable energy era has been all about generating power from unlikely sources. A Washington, D.C., utility has taken this trend one step further and is harnessing power from sewage effluent.


Electrical contractors make rational financial decisions every day. They use historical data to develop the next budget and cost accounting to measure whether projects are hitting desired profit goals.

According to the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA), 2015 was a “watershed year” for outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.


Started in St. Louis in 1953, PayneCrest Electric Co. Inc. is broadly diversified in electrical and communications installation work, which the company now takes on throughout the United States.

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In response to a lawsuit filed in January 2007 by the AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue a final rule on employer payment for employees’ personal protective equipment (PPE) in November.


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Solar Energy Creeping Its Way Over the Horizon

Solar energy could become more affordable, following a breakthrough by Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) scientists who have boosted the efficiency of solar cell technology.


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VoIP, Cable Telephony Growing Together

As one technology catches on, so does another. According to the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based market research firm, In-Stat, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) usage is up and will continue to grow. The firm reports that 20 percent of U.S.


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Design/Build Infrastructure

That design/build projects account for a growing percentage of major construction projects is a fact recognized by owners and managers of contracting companies. The Design-Build Institute of America estimates 40 percent of today’s construction projects take advantage of the design/build format.


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