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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. 

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These days, almost anything for the home can be automated. Door locks, window blinds, switches, toasters—all are available as "smart devices" connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite this bevy of products, they can’t all work together.

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It's an irony of moder construction that, to deliver power to a job site, an electrical contractor must first establish temporary power.

Siemens has opened submissions for its fourth annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety design.

Organizations, particularly contracting businesses, tend to fade from history rather quickly. So, whenever we encounter a great old company such as Harrington Electric Co.

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Most people regard design/build as one of the great equalizers in the construction and contracting world. It helps prevent low-balling the contract, since most decisions are made on a comprehensive skills basis.


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What Is Real?

IN“The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams, the Rabbit asks the Skin Horse, “What is Real?” A customer reminded me of this line when he asked a similar question in regard to the parameter watts used to measure electrical power.


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Super Wired Up

High-temperature superconducting (HTS) distribution and transmission line has been at the nearly there stage for almost a decade, but industry participants say the technology is now approaching wide commercial use.


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Iowa Company Quickly Rebuilds 345 kV Transmission Line

Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) of Iowa concluded rebuild work and re-energized a 20-mile stretch of 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Poweshiek County, Iowa. The transmission line was severely damaged on Feb. 24, 2007, during a major Midwest winter storm.


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Estimating the Streets of San Francisco

The NECA Show is just weeks away, and what a glorious location NECA has chosen this year—San Francisco—where wishes come true and everybody leaves with a new takeoff on life.


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Silent Partner

You might have heard horror stories of partnerships ruining companies. That is why most electrical contracting companies are officially organized as corporations, not partnerships. However, corporations may be surprised to find a silent partner at the end of the day.


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SaveOnEnergy.com Provides More Than Lower Energy Rates for Texans

Dallas-based SaveOnEnergy.com makes it simple and worthwhile for Texas residents to shop online for lower electric rates. By shopping for competing rates on SaveOnEnergy.com, customers will find exclusive offers as well as other incentives to switch electricity providers.


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