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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. 

At the 2016 NECA Show in Boston, 
a panel of experienced experts judged 184 Showstopper Award entries and selected 20 winners.


For proof that electric utilities have been hardening their systems, consider two recent weather events: Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

It can be safely said that 2016 has been a memorable year in Washington, D.C. Everything the experts knew about politics was turned upside down and inside out as the election results broke nearly every rule we have ever known.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its annual regulatory agenda at its semiannual meeting. This year, the agency is attempting to tackle considerably more initiatives than in the past.

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Setting up Camp in a Hotel

How to manage the working environment Contractors have learned through trial and error that every project runs differently. Though some components may be standard, some projects may require certain attention to detail regarding the crew’s work.


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The Ups and Downs

A power play with hotel elevators In hospitality and gaming facilities, elevators are a vital system—a system that relies on power quality. Generally, the height of these facilities makes the use of stairs an alternative for only a few patrons.


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Do You Have the Time?

Protect your ability to enforce payment After several years of an overheated construction market, signs of slowing are starting to appear. Interest rates have jumped. Housing starts are down. Major homebuilders report cooling of revenues or dropping earnings.


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Works Well with Others

Enhancing cooperation between disciplines with software ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS KNOW the high costs of labor across the entire organization. Most think about outside field force staff, technicians, installers and the like when they start evaluating ways to reduce labor costs.


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Staying Current with Training

KNOWLEDGABLE CONTRACTORS HAVE AN ADVANTAGE: training has given them the leg up for decades. But as technology changes and the needs of end-users evolve with it, ensuring your electricians can provide the best quality work is more difficult. Skilled training requires more effort than it used to.


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Sharing with Other Kids

Financial awareness for employees IF YOU THINK THAT IT IS ENOUGH for you and your managers to understand your cost structure and financial statements, then you may want to consider sharing this information with your entire staff.


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Things That Go Boom in the Night

A true story of the not-so-well grounded The first part of power qualityis monitoring what is happening and determining why; the second part is finding a solution that eliminates the problem and doesn’t create a new one. Sometimes, the first part can be done even without a power quality monitor.


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