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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. 

Ideal Networks SignalTEK CT Gigabit cable performance tester

For commercial structures, certification tests document that a building’s voice/data/video network complies with industry standards.


An unusual, groundbreaking solar plus energy-storage microgrid project in Rutland, Vt., was recently announced. The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is being developed by Green Mountain Power in collaboration with Dynapower and GroSolar.

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Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers.

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Since I began writing this column, I have addressed a broad array of issues in contract law. I wrote these articles to encourage you to learn more about your legal rights and obligations.

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Speaking the Same Language - Part III of III
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Three more categories are identified in the IEEE Standard 1159 table of power quality (PQ) phenomena: voltage imbalance, waveform distortion, and power frequency variations.

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Knowledge of Laser Bandwidth in Multimode Fiber to Pay Off in Network Design, Installation
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Laser bandwidth—information-carrying capacity—has become critical for premises networks as these systems ramp up to gigabit speeds using inexpensive lasers and multimode optical fiber.

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Change Orders: Asset or Agony?
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A change order can be a blessing or an albatross. We’ve all heard the joke about the contractor that bids a project at a loss, hoping to make it up on change orders.

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