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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. 

As part of Boston’s waterfront renaissance, American shoe company Converse has opened its new headquarters in a facility that housed manufacturing and storage for most of its almost century-long life.

When it comes to the architecture of mission-critical systems for any organization, the power and network infrastructure layers need to be reliable, redundant and resilient. Those are the three R's you need to remember if you are working on building or maintaining any mission-critical application.

In the realm of emerging technologies, investment is a strong barometer of momentum. According to one recent study, investment in building energy efficiency points to rapidly growing momentum in the field.


The latest electricity sales data and forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) are just the latest indicator that energy efficiency works.

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PV Licenses and Certifications

Photovoltaic (PV) installations are becoming more common in commercial and residential buildings as PV-system efficiencies increase, installed costs decrease and cost of conventional utility-supplied electric power increases.


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Finding Your Foremen

Field supervisors are your key people. For most companies, the quality of job site supervision is the difference between profits and financial ruin. The great ones provide you with essential feedback and creative ideas on how to improve your installation processes and customer service.


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Smart Buys

There are many estimating software systems on the market, competing for your money. Accubid, ConEst, Estimation, McCormick Systems, Timberline, Vision InfoSoft—the list goes on and on.


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Blocking and Tackling

When sport teams begin their training camps, they usually start with a return to the basics. For football, it is blocking and tackling.


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Energy Codes

The energy consumed by residential and commercial buildings represents a significant portion of the total energy used in the United States. Energy drives the U.S. economy and demand will continue to grow along with prices and environmental concern.


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Report From the Underground

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is an innovative “trenchless” construction procedure. It has been in use for a dozen years to make trenchless installations of cable, conduit and duct in areas where surface improvements or crowded utility easements make excavation impractical or impossible.


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The Aging of the Electrical Contracting Industry

As the baby boom generation ages, so does the leadership of the electrical contracting industry, emphasizing the need for retirement and succession planning.


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