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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. 

Mobile scanner for Dynamic Systems CheckMate Toolroom system

Keeping track of tools—whether just a few or hundreds—is a challenge that computers have made much easier. Software developed specifically for managing tools and equipment has replaced simple lists and spreadsheets.

Bill Gates

As the debate over climate change continues, many figures in the tech industry have been among the most vocal in the fight against it. Now, many of the biggest names in the field are teaming up to form a climate change supergroup.


In November 2015, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) announced a short but comprehensive list of 13 steps to improve workplace safety.

Research conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has convinced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that more expensive fines for workplace-safety violations are likely to send stronger messages to employers to improve workplace-safety efforts.


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ESOP's Fable Part 1

Is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) right for your electrical contracting company? What is an ESOP and how do you establish one? In this three part series, we’ll define what an ESOP is, the principal reasons for starting such a plan and the possible pitfalls of employee ownership.


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Opening up to Building Systems

As building environmental systems become more complex, there is a growing need for these systems to be integrated.


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Family Ties: First Female Licensed Electrician in New York

When Gina Addeo goes to work, she enters a man’s world. While more women are entering the electrical industry, few pioneers like Gina have blazed trails for them. For her, it is not a matter of breaking into a boys club—it is a family affair.


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House of Cardinals: Cannon & Wendt

It was a cold Fourth of July in Iowa nearly 60 years ago that prompted a young World War II vet to make a decision that has culminated in a highly successful electrical contracting business today—in a place where a cold July 4 rarely, if ever, occurs.


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Correlating PQ with the Entire Alphabet

Frequently, power quality (PQ) phenomena that result in changes to the voltage waveforms aren’t noticeable without specialized instruments.


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PSI Keeps the Navy Yard Afloat

Two centuries after it was founded, electrical contractors are working to keep the Washington Navy Yard secure and functional while preserving the history that surrounds it. Construction and renovation have been part of the Washington Navy Yard for most of its history.


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Discovery Rules and King Pyrrhus

Civil litigation, whether involving personal injury or contracts, has one set of rules of “discovery.” Discovery means that the other side is permitted to find and (discover) all information you have concerning the disputes in the lawsuit.


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