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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. 

It is a well-established trend that demand for electricity continues to increase as consumers fall in love with their digital devices. Now, that dynamic is about to reverse.


I have always been interested in labor-saving gadgets and how they affect an estimate. For the purpose of this article, I define a gadget as a material or tool meant to perform a task better and more quickly than the previously used material. 


Principle Power, a Seattle company, has been given the go-ahead by state and federal officials to develop plans to build the West Coast’s first offshore, floating wind-energy farm.


Ever surfed 20-foot waves? Or gone skydiving in formation with hundreds of friends? Or skied off a mountain? No matter.

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Maintaining UPS Systems
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) defines an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as a system designed to provide power automatically, without delay or transients, during any period when the normal power supply is incapable of performing acceptably.

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Power to Survive a Blackout
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The easiest way to learn a few new four-letter words is to kill the power in an office full of PCs. In today’s office, however, dealing with actual loss of power is only one aspect of a disaster plan.

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Calculating Net Profit Margins Is a Tricky Business
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When we began discussing overhead last month, we recognized that a number of variables affect the recovery of overhead expenses, and also that overhead expenses not only depend on contractor size, but also on operational efficiency.

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Firm Never Loses Sight of Smaller Projects While Tackling Big Ones
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Is Mike McPhee missing the forest for the trees?

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The Sign of the Sine
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If one plots the speed of the pendulum as it swings back and forth, the graph would be a sine wave. At the top of the arc, the speed is zero. Then it begins to travel faster and faster until the bottom of the arc.

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VDV Retrofit Market Seems Infinite
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In the midst of today’s technological revolution, the virtually endless potential of the voice/data/video (VDV) market is the one aspect that remains constant.

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Stuck in an 8-track Trauma?
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The leaps in technology and a rising appetite for greater bandwidth steered copper cable manufacturers into new territory where production and installation is more difficult and testing is a gamble. On the other hand, glass fiber and its connecting hardware became more affordable.

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