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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. 

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

Last month, I wrote about basic considerations for processing change orders. Now, it’s time to dig into the details. Let’s start from the beginning.
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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the condition and performance of infrastructure in the United States.

While President Trump campaigned on a promise to boost opportunities for fossil fuels and revitalize the coal industry, market forces might already have limited his opportunities for fulfilling that pledge.

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ELECTRI International Research Awards

Each year, ELECTRI International makes Early Career Research Awards available to individuals in universities and research institutions.

Baker Electric’s BIM Training Strategy Pays Dividends

In May, Baker Electric Inc. in Escondido, Calif., partnered with U.S.

Schneider Electric Introduces New Online Platform

On July 26, 2016, Schneider Electric introduced its New Energy Opportunities (Neo) Network, an online networking tool designed to help companies find the best renewable energy solutions for their business.    According to a video released by Schneider, NeoNetwork has three main functions.

Maintaining The Electric 
Utility Workforce

According to Richard Kim, energy sector leader of Korn Ferry Futurestep (a division of Korn Ferry executive search firm), the biggest challenges for electric utilities these days are aging infrastructure and an aging workforce.

Coal Could Be a Thing of the Past

The future role of coal has always been a central question in the larger discussion about climate change and renewable power. Some envision a future without coal entirely, but that scenario has not always seemed practical.

Sprig Electric And ERMCO Upgrade San Jose Soccer Stadium

Sprig Electric, a specialty electrical and low-voltage systems contractor in San Jose, Calif., completed wiring and other upgrades at the recently opened 18,000-seat Avaya Stadium in March.

Rooftop Solar Gets a Reprieve in Arizona

In a state blessed by an abundance of sun, one might expect the solar industry to bask in unmitigated regulatory support. But Arizona is not California, and the state’s homegrown controversy over rooftop solar has cast a dark cloud over the future of the market there.