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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. 

Economists coined the term “half-fast” to describe the financial recovery. It’s an economy in flight, but it isn’t quite soaring. Dodge Analytics calls it “a mixture of headwinds and tailwinds.” For example, 2015 construction starts were forecast for 9 percent growth. They landed at 13—a tailwind.

Welcome to the initial column of Intelligent Infrastructure Insights. We are going through a huge paradigm shift in real estate today.

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.

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Developing a Specialty Field

Any electrical contractors are experiencing a steady flow of work in their core business in electrical work.


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Diogenes' Search

Diogenes, who wandered the streets of Athens many centuries ago, was looking for an honest man. Contractors looking for an estimator candidate face a similar situation.


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Why PV Now?

Photovoltaics (PV) are semiconductors that convert sunlight directly to direct-current (DC) electric power. Photovoltaic technology has been used for years in specific applications where conventional utility service is not readily available or practical.


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Derating Conductors, Installing Outlets in Dwelling Units and More

Article 100 Definitions Article 210 Branch Circuits Article 240 Overcurrent Protection Article 250 Grounding Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring Article 422 Appliances Article 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations Derating Parallel Conductors Q: I installed a 400-ampere, 4-w


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Will iPods Be Next?

These days, the estimating process is not causing many estimators furrowed brows. Problems are arising with how plans are transmitted from the engineer to the contractor.


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The Price Is Right

How do you set your prices? Silly question, right?


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Pinball Contracting and Random Hazards

This article concentrates on home construction and construction for the small business owner. The problems, legal or otherwise, encountered by the small- to medium-sized contractors on these projects do not differ much from those of large companies on big jobs.


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