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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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I just returned from chairing the Report on Proposals (ROP) meeting for the NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance Committee, where we reviewed, debated, commented and voted on more than 150 proposed revisions to the 2002 edition for the next edition.

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The capabilities and availability of information technology (IT) are increasing rapidly for the electrical contracting firm. New IT products and services that promise to improve efficiency and increase profits are introduced daily.

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The electrical contractor founders started their businesses with nothing more than an idea to work their trade. They created their businesses despite the risk and uncertainty.

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