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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. 

In August 2014, the U.S. Congress asked that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provide an analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. It would require states to develop methods to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rates.

Once upon a time, owners hired an architect to draw up plans for a building and put the design out to bid, but that method is rapidly changing. Such design/bid/build (DBB) arrangements still may make up the majority of today’s project contracts, but just barely.

In May, Alan Steel, CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corp.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” When automaker Henry Ford said these words, he could have been describing the intended outcome of collaborating on construction projects.

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Lighting demands are changing the nature of recreational field installation Athletes may be playing ball in the dark before long.

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Order In The House
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The Upside Of Down Time
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Use it to your advantage Down time erodes profit, frustrates field employees and annoys managers. Even the best scheduling won’t completely eliminate all gaps in field productivity.

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Unstable Prices
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Watching the market can be helpful One of the operations that is part of the estimating process is researching the most competitive material prices for a large variety of items. Some sources estimate that in excess of 100,000 individual listings would not be an unreasonable content.

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A Bumpy Road Ahead
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When a job goes really wrong, for any number of reasons, it can result in the owner deciding that the contractor is so much at fault that their contract comes to a premature end. An owner’s default termination of a contractor has many ramifications.

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With little fanfare, vacuum excavation equipment has begun making an impact on the way outside electrical infrastructure is constructed and maintained.

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