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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 world’s longest and widest floating bridge spans a portion of Highway 520 in Washington state, one of the busiest corridors in the Puget Sound region. The bridge stretches 1.4 miles across Lake Washington and measures 116 feet wide at its midpoint.

Rachel Hienz would have never expected the situation that was about to unfold as she entered a bank branch one morning. She was there for a pre-job walk-through with other representatives of companies that would soon begin renovations on the building.


Milwaukee 18V lithium-ion deep-cut band saw

Saws often are needed for electrical work, and the cordless saw models available today are more powerful, smaller, lighter and easier to use compared with older models.


In 1978, President Jimmy Carter issued an amended executive order that, within four years, required tradeswomen to perform at least 6.9 percent of the labor hours on construction projects.

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Utility Works on Energy Management Abilities

The Maryland Public Commission (PSC), along with utility regulators from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and a coalition of electricity buyers and consumer advocates, filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), challenging the imposition of capacity payments for the pe


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NSTAR Gets State Approval to Offer Green Power to Customers

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved NSTAR Green, a program that gives customers the option to purchase clean electricity and reduce their impact on the environment.


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Utility Works on Energy Management Abilities

Progress Energy Carolinas filed two programs with the North Carolina Utilities Commission: one for residential load control and another to allow the electric distribution grid in the Carolinas to be used to reduce peak demand.


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Damage Control

Eliminating unsafe conditions and behaviors will go a long way toward eliminating incidents and accidents on the job site. The construction site is a dangerous place.


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Estimating Feeders

You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you feeders are one of the easier systems to estimate. I don’t blame you. Staring at a single-line riser diagram can be daunting. But estimating feeders is simply a matter of determining the distance between two points.


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A Prototype for Future Homebuilding Developed

The builders of tomorrow's homes are addressing a whole new reality: To be truly durable and sustainable, houses should be able to adapt to homeowners’ needs over time. Moreover, this adaptability must be achieved with minimal impact to the environment.


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New Course Teaches Technicians to Find and Solve PQ Problems

Fluke Corporation has collaborated with American Trainco to offer a professional training opportunity important for anyone responsible for electrical system installation, maintenance and troubleshooting in commercial and industrial facilities.


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