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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. 

After a series of net-neutrality victories for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in federal court, the agency was handed a significant defeat on Wednesday in the battle for municipal broadband networks.

In this era when renewable power enjoys tremendous popularity, not all proposals are a slam dunk. Leaders sometimes have to take a stand to help get controversial projects over the hump. In June, Missouri Gov.

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

In the pursuit of energy efficiency, buildings are a major target. Commercial buildings in particular represent some of the biggest energy users. A new survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that energy use in this sector is declining.


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Successful Succession Planning

More than a third of Americans will be disabled for more than three months at some time in their working lives; most electrical contracting businesses are heavily dependent on top management. Could your business survive your absence for days, weeks, months or permanently?


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Breaking into Residential Design/Build

In the realm of design/build, residential work has been the road less traveled, since the majority of electrical contractors have chosen to beat a path to the larger and more lucrative commercial/industrial/institutional (CII) projects of this kind, but that may be changing.


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At the Bitter End

The law of default terminations: Except for instrumentation contractors, “termination” is a bad word, and default termination is worse; typically, but not always, a default termination arises from delay issues: The contractor is slow and will not increase his manpower, or completion dates have passe


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Minnesota Contractor Lights up Ice Maze for Carnival

Collins Electrical Construction Co in St Paul, Minnesota, has been serving the St Paul Winter Carnival since 2001; the 59-year-old company volunteers its people and electrical equipment to light up the ice maze, snow sculptures and the bulk of Harriet Island during St.


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Underground Report

Extending broadband services to more customers is a priority for telecommunications and cable television companies who are locked in a fierce battle to consolidate and expand their shares of the high-speed Internet market and, with it, other bundled services; fiber optic technology is a key element


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Know Your Scope

What you don’t know can hurt your company: Knowing your company’s complete scope of work is critical to successfully estimating a project; simply studying the electrical design and reading the electrical specification is not good enough.


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Pepco Improving Service Reliability

In an effort to improve reliability, Pepco, the utility serving Maryland and Washington, DC, has two construction projects in progress that will help maintain the supply of electricity for its customers.


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