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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. 

Electri International, a foundation that supports electrical industry research, released “Customer Side Smart Grid Installations—Preparing for the Future,” a report that examines how implementation of the smart-grid technology is changing the nature of the electrical distribution system in the Unite

Hardt at his Chicago-area offices

Forty-one years ago, when David A. Hardt sat down with his brother Bill and a friend to discuss his future, he was at a crossroads.


As renewable energy strives 
to become more competitive with traditional sources, success is measured in a variety of ways. By one of these measures, wind power is coming on strong.

Reality television, despite its smarmy nature, is cathartic for the viewers who wish they could say whatever they wanted to whenever they wanted to, without the usual filters of tact and diplomacy we use at home and at work.

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A little planning can go a long way In new building construction, electrical contractors most often have the task of installing the fire alarm system. Generally, the fire alarm system does not represent a significant portion of the overall electrical quote.

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Covering All the Bases
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Know where the vulnerable points are at government installations You wouldn’t want to give Al Qaeda or some other group of terrorists access to the government’s most sensitive information, would you?

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Partnering with the Government
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Teams and personal service win out One of the most intriguing aspects of the 9/11 events, from a management perspective, may have to be the renewed interest in partnerships and the trust factor associated with them.

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Article 220-Cooking Equipment Calculations, Part VI
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220.19 Electric Ranges and Other Cooking Appliances Specifications for calculating branch-circuit, feeder and service loads are in Article 220 of the National Electrical Code. This article is divided into four parts: I. General, II. Feeders and Services, III.

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Productivity and the Government in an IT World
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Power quality problems lurk Stories about an increase in productivity in the commercial and industrial worlds attributed heavily to the growth in information technology (IT) equipment. In fact, this number has been put at $46 billion for the 2003 fiscal year.

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Government Projects FAQ
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Examine the answers carefully Government contracting involves a litany of legal theories, damages issues and complex analytical problems.

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Where the Jobs Are
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New opportunities for ECs continue to emerge in the government market Opportunities abound in the government sector for the knowledgeable and persistent contractor. Most contractors avoid bidding on government projects because they are often complicated and laden with paperwork and procedures.

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