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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. 

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These days, almost anything for the home can be automated. Door locks, window blinds, switches, toasters—all are available as "smart devices" connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite this bevy of products, they can’t all work together.

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It's an irony of moder construction that, to deliver power to a job site, an electrical contractor must first establish temporary power.

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

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It can be safely said that 2016 will prove to be a memorable year in Washington, D.C. Everything the experts knew about politics was turned upside down and inside out as the election results broke nearly every rule we have ever known.

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Beyond the Dumpster

Last month, we reviewed the issue of identity theft and the impact of recent legislation regulating the protection of sensitive information.


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Become a Power Quality Specialist

A new breed of technician continues to emerge from the electrical contracting ranks with an eye on maintenance and power quality (PQ). Of course, there have always been power quality specialists, but the discipline continues to evolve.


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Powering Motor Control Centers

Motor control centers are now being designed that provide the best alternative for grouping motor control, associated control and distribution equipment.


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Are You Ready?

In my December column, I recommended you review last year’s estimating strategy. By examining what worked and the reasons for losses, you understand how to be more successful next year. Well, guess what? It is next year and the estimating clock started ticking two weeks ago.


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Construction Outlook 2006

As 2005 came to a close, many economists blamed a cloudy future on a femme fatale named Katrina. Anthropomorphism, giving human characteristics to something inanimate, is a tricky device, usually frowned upon in writing.


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Infrequent Frequency

Reading through some electrical engineering textbooks written in the 1930s, the term “frequency” is used to describe what is now referred to as the “fundamental electric power frequency,” also known as 60 Hertz (Hz) in North America and some other parts of the world.


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Getting Specific in Design-Build

Use of the design-build delivery system for new construction in the United States is steadily increasing in nearly every sector of the building industry.


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