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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. 

A Southern California city known for its annual grand prix and its offshore oil derricks is now looking at an energy-storage project that will neither start cars nor run on fossil fuel.


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It's an irony of moder construction that, to deliver power to a job site, an electrical contractor must first establish temporary power.

Play Place for Autistic Children, a 25,000–square foot facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., offers autistic kids and their families a safe, supportive environment to play, learn and socialize.

Siemens has opened submissions for its fourth annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety design.

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When trying to determine where they might lose labor on a project, why would an electrical estimator focus on the switchgear and electrical rooms? Can there really be much to worry about? These rooms pale in comparison to the rest of the project, right?


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Turning Down the Heat

Businesses, especially in the financial community, are increasingly reliant on information. This has sent the demand to process and store digital information skyrocketing, turning the heat up on data centers’ computer resources.


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India, Sri Lanka Go Deep for Power Transmission Project

India and Sri Lanka firmed up plans to lay a 285-km undersea power transmission line between the two nations at an estimated cost of $450 million. The project started in November 2008.


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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Recently, a knowledgeable colleague said we really don’t need precisely aligned, continuously sampled and calculated harmonics to get an accurate picture of what the average harmonics are.


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An Everyday Event

Though May is officially National Electrical Safety Month, the statistics for electrocution of electricians indicate that we should make it an everyday event. People have been “playing” with electricity since the 6th century B.C.


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Breaking up Is Hard to Do

You probably spend 80 percent of your resources serving 20 percent of your customers. Sometimes, breaking up with your most difficult clients is the best way to improve employee morale and your bottom line.


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Generating Plant Woes

We've all been feeling the pain of inflation these days, with the cost of energy boosting everything from airfares to groceries. But if you think you’ve got it bad, take a moment to ponder the case of today’s electric utilities.


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