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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. 

Siemens has opened submissions for its fourth annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety design.

I perform many takeoffs for industrial projects. One of the significant differences between commercial and industrial work is the feeders, which can account for more than 80 percent of the time needed to complete the takeoff.

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In 2017, construction is expected to regain momentum after an underwhelming performance in 2016. Just don’t anticipate an economy running like a high-performance racer. It will remain more like the “gets you where you need to go” family vehicle.

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Estimating the NECA Show

New labor-saving products are out there In just a few short weeks, the NECA Show, hosted by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), will be underway in Boston. Are you attending? Will your estimators be attending?


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The More You Know

Looking into the origin of disturbances In last month’s issue, we reviewed three types of power quality disturbances that could result in blinking lights.


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Get into Position

Electrical contracting businesses garner maintenance contracts in a variety of ways. Some companies snag them as referrals through existing work. Others are the result of a service call to a customer who has had a system failure due to poor maintenance.


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Ideal Donates Tool Kits to IBEW for Training

IDEAL INDUSTRIES has donated tool kits to the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) for use at the National Training Institute (NTI), sponsored by the IBEW and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).


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Online Solar Energy Class Announced

Solar Energy International (SEI), solar energy training and education provider since 1991, regularly offers workshops in photovoltaic design and installation, solar home design and natural house building.


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Welcome to the new ECmag.com!

Over the past year, we’ve thought quite a bit about the content that should be included on a redesigned site, what we need to grow and how to make it more reader-friendly and visually pleasing.


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Freedom Rings in Boston

Exploring the host city of the 2006 NECA Show FENWAY PARK, BEACON HILL, THE NORTH END—few cities are as diverse as Boston, host of the 2006 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Show.


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