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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. 

The digital age is all about innovation. One new technology complements another until we are living in a world that is only a few steps removed from what would have once been considered science fiction.


Senate Chamber ceiling and upper level with recessed and cove lighting fixtures were installed by Lynnwell.

When a facility such as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (EMKI) opens its doors to the public, the collaboration that made it a reality isn’t apparent.

For 129 years, the Statue of Liberty has towered over New York Harbor as a symbol of freedom. In July, a lighting change gave the iconic landmark a brighter look.


AEMC 5233 Trms digital multimeter with function for nonelectric contact testing

In recent years, there has been a trend to increase functionality of many tools and testers that electricians use. The idea is that, if one tool can do multiple tasks, electricians will need fewer tools, which can mean a lighter tool belt or box.

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Federal Government Contracting: A Different Culture
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The Spearin Doctrine, Christian Doctrine, False Claims Act, BCAs, FARs, Davis-Bacon. If you do not know all of these concepts, you should rethink bidding on a federal government project. One of my clients was awarded a subcontract on an Air Force job.

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Airport Renovation: The Jet Set Gets a Makeover
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Patience is a virtue with complicated projects of this nature. A bustling airport is a sign of a vibrant community with a healthy economy; however, it doesn’t make for a great construction site.

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Scheduling Considerations of the Estimate
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A good schedule saves time and money The site for a new, multibuilding high school project was on a hillside requiring massive grading and rock removal. The buildings were of wood and steel construction and housed six classrooms each.

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Let Your Supplier Make You a Hero
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Company tailors service model for each customer Creating a company culture where the mantra is “Nothing’s Impossible” takes the buy-in of every worker, top-to-bottom. That’s what Shepherd Electric Supply, with two branches in the Washington, D.C.

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The Two Sides of CRM
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Before we even begin to talk about the system side of CRM, we should breeze through a quick overview of what exactly CRM is and what it essentially means. You cannot read a magazine, business journal, trade publication or newspaper without seeing this term thrown around like crazy.

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A Healthy Market in the Healthcare Industry
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As healthcare professionals in local hospitals and nursing homes are now taking advantage of the latest technologies in nurse call paging systems, they are also paving the way for new opportunities for electrical contractors.

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Storage Tank Water Heaters, Grounding Electrode Conductor Connections and More
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CODE CITATIONS Article 210 Branch Circuits Article 220 Branch Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations Article 250 Grounding Article 334 Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable: Types NM, NMC, and NMS Article 422 Appliances The General Information for Electrical Equipment Directory published by Underwriters Labo

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