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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. 

Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.


On May 6, six energy companies launched Grid Assurance, an independent company with the purpose of providing spares for critical electric transmission equipment.

California has long been known as an energy-conservation pioneer. To lead the way on electrical issues, the state uses a set of rules known as Title 24, Part 6, which is updated every three years. The current rules became mandatory for any project seeking a permit after July 1, 2014.
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As customers look to improve energy efficiency in their homes and businesses try to reduce energy costs, more utilities are recrafting their websites to provide relevant information to their customers and to the electrical contractors that may perform energy-efficiency work for them.


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Getting Specific in Design-Build

Use of the design-build delivery system for new construction in the United States is steadily increasing in nearly every sector of the building industry.


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The Maintenance Niche

For some reason, maintenance generally has not been embraced by contractors in their product offerings. Even though maintenance is a perfect value-added-service opportunity, many contractors do not actively pursue this type of work.


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A Cow, by Any Other Status ...

Unilateral (one-sided) mistakes have a checkered history in the law, with some very famous cases as examples. One concept to keep in mind while reading this article is that the law reasons by analogy.


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Up for Grabs

Two trends are converging for electrical contractors that offer lucrative opportunities—building owners are increasingly investing in intelligent building technology while, on the other hand, they are contracting out for building maintenance once done by company employees.


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Where Did the Money Go?

This unfortunate circumstance occurs every day: A company, concerned about mounting claims and litigation against it, decides to get rid of its assets by conveying them to the company owners, shareholders and others.


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PV Future

Photovoltaics (PV) have a sunny future in the building industry. After a number of false starts over the past 30 plus years, PV has the potential to become a significant contributor to the U.S. energy supply in the coming decades.


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Reassuring Your Surety

Bonding capacity is one of the primary factors limiting your ability to grow and acquire larger projects. What does your surety want from you, and how can you make sure your bonding capacity is there when you need it?


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