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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. 

Solar-power technology is growing wide and deep through installations and planned projects. New York Gov.

Change is rapid in the digital age, sometimes at a dizzying pace. As that becomes normal, expectations grow for even faster change.

A lot can happen over the course of a year, and that is certainly the case for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has once again set some aggressive policy goals for the year to come. However, much like the recent past, the intentions are likely to fall short.

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Meandering Through the Thicket

Some time ago I was in an electrical contractor's office in Cincinnati. There was a framed letter in the president's office representing the company's first contract.


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E-Money, Cash Flow and Check 21 - Part 1

On Oct. 28, 2004, the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (passed on the same date in 2003) became effective.


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Understanding NFPA 72

NFPA's signaling standards date back to 1898. The 1993 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code was a consolidation of all of the fire alarm system-related installation standards published previously as separate documents.


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Factory and Warehouse Lighting: Thinking Inside the Box

To enhance lighting inside the big industral box, developers are hiring high-profile architects to design these warehouses and factories with a luxury look. Skylights, glass curtain walls, ornamental awnings and lush landscaping-for warehouses? Yes, it's happening from New York to California.


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Saying Goodbye

Astute, regular and faithful readers of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR'S “Estimating” column may have noticed last month's entry wasn't written by long-time contributor Eric David.


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It's the Law

Last month's article touched briefly on the two of the most important laws in power-quality analysis and seemed to have generated enough questions that a more in-depth discussion might be warranted.


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Slamming the Door Shut

It is human nature to impose term limits. In contract law, these limits are everywhere, from the time to assert a claim to the time to demand arbitration or file suit in court. A variety of logical explanations has been offered for such destructions of rights by the lapse of time.


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