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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. 

Four companies have jointly proposed a first-of-its-kind, $8-billion green-energy initiative that would bring huge amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023.


At a recent gathering of fire alarm industry friends, we found ourselves lamenting that, even though we felt confident that NFPA 72 2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, provided very good guidance for designers, installers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), we still find new instal

A new report by Allied Market Research, “Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market,” estimates this market will reach $42.7 billion by 2020, registering a robust compound annual growth rate of 13.5 percent from 2014–2020. The Asia-Pacific region dominates the LED technology market because it houses a

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On Oct. 18, more than 200 line technician teams competed for “best in world” titles at the International Lineman’s Rodeo at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan.


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Pepco Technologies, LLC, the wholly owned subsidiary of Potomac Electric Power Company, announced that it has signed an agreement with Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion and one of the nation's 10 largest investor-owned electric utilities.

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Using a communications network provided by Sixth Dimension, Celerity Energy, Portland, Ore., is creating the largest independent power project in the Western United States.

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There are a number of encouraging signs indicating a rising demand for fire alarm panels in commercial and industrial buildings. Local, state, and federal building codes are the primary drivers, but the recent U.S. economy has not hurt either.

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Adverse events that cannot be blamed on the parties can, and do, occur on construction projects. Where the events are predictable (rain, snow, cold weather, etc.), the contractor is usually presumed to have accounted for them in its bid and schedule. No additional time or money will be given.

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Picture This: Video on UTP
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Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling is solidifying its position as the most common medium for bringing data and telephone connections to the desktop. Having taken the voice and data worlds by storm, the popularity of UTP is expanding into the world of low-quality video.

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