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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. 

Students, their parents and high school administrators are taking a second look at careers in the construction trades.

The construction labor shortage isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing. In response, the value of a trade education also is rising. It’s beginning to change minds and attitudes.


Prior to 2017, the United States had never experienced two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma occurred within just two weeks of each other.

For decades, new power and telephone lines serving housing developments and office parks, government complexes and educational campuses have been placed underground.

Meaningless emails are a bane. In a construction lawsuit I tried last year, the parties exchanged their project documents, which included more than 200,000 emails each.

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