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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 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Main Committee is well into the revision process for the 2017 edition, due to be published Aug. 1, 2016.


Whether they know it or not, most estimators are in the marketing business. Every time they speak to someone, they influence that person’s feelings about them and the company they work for. If estimators are rude to vendors, they may not get the best pricing.

On the afternoon of April 7, 2015, a large portion of the Washington, D.C., area and surrounding suburbs was hit by a sudden power outage.

The basic idea behind the law of contract damages is to give the nonbreaching party the money to get the performance it paid for.

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