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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. 

It is a well-established trend that demand for electricity continues to increase as consumers fall in love with their digital devices. Now, that dynamic is about to reverse.


I have always been interested in labor-saving gadgets and how they affect an estimate. For the purpose of this article, I define a gadget as a material or tool meant to perform a task better and more quickly than the previously used material. 


Principle Power, a Seattle company, has been given the go-ahead by state and federal officials to develop plans to build the West Coast’s first offshore, floating wind-energy farm.


Ever surfed 20-foot waves? Or gone skydiving in formation with hundreds of friends? Or skied off a mountain? No matter.

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International Association of Electrical Inspectors is now making final preparations for its 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The celebration will be held in Disney World, near Orlando, Florida, Sept. 7 - 13, 2003.

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Once upon a time, as fairy tales go, designing engineers produced workable electrical plans with very few errors. Of course that was when the average electrical project amounted to a mere 5 percent of a project’s overall costs.

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System maintenance can be about anything you want it to be. It could be in reference to communications (data or voice networks), electrical, mechanical, security or anything your heart or bottom line desires. You may think that such a statement is too sweeping and general, right? Wrong.

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The Lie of the Land
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It’s a lie! It’s a fraud! These are fighting words, but they are too often spoken. In construction-contracting litigation, allegations of fraud, deceit and misrepresentation are also too often raised. Generally, the law does not micromanage business dealings.

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Comprehensive Consensus Codes Available in May 2003
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Model code developers committed to processes accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have combined their expertise and proven track records in public safety to complete the world's first fully integrated volume of consensus codes and standards, the C3 set.

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Spec-Writing Giants Endorse NECA IBS-16 Proposal
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The controversy over proposed changes to model specifications took a dramatic turn at a January 24 symposium in San Francisco, sponsored by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

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