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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. 

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

I perform many takeoffs for industrial projects. One of the significant differences between commercial and industrial work is the feeders, which can account for more than 80 percent of the time needed to complete the takeoff.

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In 2017, construction is expected to regain momentum after an underwhelming performance in 2016. Just don’t anticipate an economy running like a high-performance racer. It will remain more like the “gets you where you need to go” family vehicle.

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VoIP, Cable Telephony Growing Together

As one technology catches on, so does another. According to the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based market research firm, In-Stat, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) usage is up and will continue to grow. The firm reports that 20 percent of U.S.


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Successful Succession Planning, Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed your exit strategy and timetable, and Part 2 covered some options for choosing and preparing your successor. Now, let’s review some transfer strategies.


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Design/Build Infrastructure

That design/build projects account for a growing percentage of major construction projects is a fact recognized by owners and managers of contracting companies. The Design-Build Institute of America estimates 40 percent of today’s construction projects take advantage of the design/build format.


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Be the Ringmaster

Managing resources outsied the span of control


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The Future of Communications

Users converge voice and data systems and save money


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Making the Headlines

Multimode fiber testing gets international attention I almost feel obligated to apologize for writing about technical issues related to multimode fiber again.


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Increase Your Market Share

Sell the product: your company Every time you sell a project to an owner, that owner is investing in you and your company.


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