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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 beginning of every year brings a range of challenging opportunities for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the industry we do our best to represent.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of many federal government agencies and departments.

In recent years, efficiency has become one of the primary drivers toward a sustainable energy economy and reduced carbon emissions.

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Arrogance, Ignorance, Greed - Oh, My!

Even with a new administration coming to Washington, D.C., next month, electrical contractors will struggle to accept the recent bailout and its effect on the economy. What can we learn from the factors that created the debacle? Arrogance


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The Supervisor's Environment

Last month, we began a discussion of project delivery systems (PDS) with the objective of learning how the nature of the PDS affects the responsibilities of the electrical supervisor.


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Watch What You Sign

My law firm recently defended a title company and its settlement agent in a case involving allegations of predatory lending. It emphasized a few important points. First, written contracts matter. Second, they matter perhaps far more than individuals understand.


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Estimating Electrical Rooms

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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