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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. 

Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers.

The fight against greenhouse gases takes commitments from all industries, if for no other reason than their emissions can be traced to so many different sources.


We live in an era when electrical power is mostly indispensable. Electricity touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and drives even mundane tasks.


We had to buy a new car recently. My wife’s car was 16 years old, and keeping it running was costing us almost as much as an entire car payment. It was definitely time to say goodbye, which created another problem—shopping for a new car. 


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Distributor Services Sharpen Electrical Contractors' Edge
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As customers increasingly demand more complex and technologically advanced voice/data/video (VDV) systems for their facilities, electrical contractors must rely more than ever on their distributor partners to supply the value-added services that will strengthen their competitive edge.

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Article 210 - Branch Circuits
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• Please refer to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine for referenced illustrations. 210.8(A) Dwelling Units Receptacles installed in certain locations must have ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) protection for personnel.

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Piercing the Corporate Shield: Maintaining and Losing Corporate Protection
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 American law contains a concept known as “legal fiction.” For reasons of equity or otherwise, the law sometimes pretends that something exists when it does not, or that something does not exist when it does.

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Why Bother to Detect Problems Early?
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In a recent discussion about the virtues of power quality (PQ) monitoring with some less-than-knowledgeable business people, the point was raised that, “Why bother to figure out whose fault it is if you can’t fix it?” I responded to this comment by showing them some of the latest software tools avai

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Old Systems Struggle to Meet New Power Demands
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One of the biggest problems facing the electrical industry is existing power systems’ inability to meet the demands and requirements of the future.

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Relevant Records Can Produce Profits
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Improving the estimating process is not altogether dissimilar from improving performance in any other profession that requires sound judgment and productivity.

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Don't Underestimate Accounting 101's Importance
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This column’s headline might initially turn many people off. Estimators will probably mumble that accounting has nothing to do with estimating. The realities are that understanding some accounting principles is essential for providing an all-inclusive estimate and producing a bid document.

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