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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. 

“NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.”


This single-story test bed rotates 270 degrees from southeast to northeast to help in building orientation design and features.

I magine a laboratory where you could envision, develop and confirm your building design before or during construction. Investigate building system performance by staging an office facsimile. Make final specifications on sustainability measures prior to occupancy.

As society undergoes profound changes in its relationship with electrical power, so does the need to train the professionals who install the technology that delivers and harnesses it.


In 1935, Boeing Corp. would have never predicted it was about to make one of its greatest contributions not only to the aviation industry but to every other line of work as well.

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Harmonics: Don't Be Surprised...Be Prepared
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As non-linear loads proliferate in the industrial and commercial sectors, problems due to harmonic currents caused by these loads are becoming more common. However, the presence of harmonic currents is often not, in itself, a problem. The real problem may be some secondary effect they cause.

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Estimators, Distributors, Manufacturers: Divergent or Similar Goals?
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In the estimating process, quotations of specialized large-quantity lot, or project-specified materials will put the estimator in touch with the firm’s suppliers. Some contacts will also originate in the purchasing department.

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When It Comes to Power, Keep It Clean
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There are two worlds of overcurrent and overvoltage. The first is with AC power. The second is for twisted pair copper and the other lines, which are used in telephony and computer networks. It is the latter that we’ll cover here.

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Power Quality's Impact on System Reliability
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Power quality is very important because of its direct impact on your customer’s business. It used to be that if the power was on, your customer was in business. Today, it isn’t a question of whether the power is on; rather, it is a question of whether the power provided meets the equipment’s needs.

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Energy Recap: What's Ahead Now
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A civil war is shaping up over energy that may get nasty this summer, if supplies fall short of demand in several parts of the country, as is expected. The war is developing along two fronts.

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Speaking the Same Language--Part II of III
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I recently received a telephone call from a power quality (PQ) engineer with an electric utility company to help settle a debate on the proper classification for a zero-

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Inside Plant Testing Methods for MRO
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The amount of maintenance work being performed by electrical contractors in a plant setting is on the rise. Corporate outsourcing of this type of work is the prime contributor to the expanding role of the electrical contractor in the maintenance and repair operations (MRO) marketplace.

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