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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 Sistine Chapel has an interesting history with light. For hundreds of years, it was primarily illuminated by candles, but the smoke left a layer of soot on the artwork, which had to be restored. Preserving Michelangelo’s masterpiece has been of prime concern.

Drilling holes is a routine task for electricians, and few electrical contractors (ECs) go to a job site without a good cordless drill in his or her tool kit.

A big change in federal construction project policy could affect electrical contractors doing that work.


Tons of excitement preceded the 2014 neca show in Chicago. For many exhibitors and attendees, the NECA Showstopper Awards were a big part of the buzz. A panel of industry experts judged the contest and selected 20 products as Showstopper Award winners from a group of 154 entrants.

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Industrial and manufacturing facilities rely on motors to drive their processes. They are included in preventive maintenance programs because of investments, their critical importance to operations, and the cost of production downtime.

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Continuing with the effect of changes on a project, unforeseen labor difficulties may be an item whose extended costs can be recovered, albeit with more difficulties. Obviously, any problems that may lead to a change must omit those created by the contractor’s own forces.

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In safety, one of the most frustrating experiences is to receive a citation for a paperwork violation.

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Approaches to Analyzing a Claim
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When you encounter a problem job, your attention may become overly focused on solving the immediate, day-to-day concerns. You know the claim must be assembled and submitted, but you’re not ready. You know the facts, but they are not organized for an effective presentation.

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The Golden Rules
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The basic laws of physics have been unchanged for the most part since Newton postulated gravity. These include the two principal laws that we use in solving many power quality problems, namely Kirchoff’s Law and Ohm’s Law.

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