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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. 

After nearly a decade of inching upwards, the national median home value finally surpassed pre-recession levels. According to Zillow Research, in March, the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) hit $197,100, passing the pre-recession peak of $196,600 from April 2007.

In a measured recovery expecting construction growth of 5 percent this year, the renovation market is doing its part. Renovation has sometimes propelled—and sometimes buoyed—new construction activity.

The entrance to Milwaukee Tool's building reminds everyone what the company's mission is.

June 6–8, Milwaukee Tool hosted its 10th annual New Products Symposium, an event for construction media to view and get hands-on time with all new products the company is launching this year.

The American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) Center
in Medway, Ohio, has been renovated and expanded to provide state-of-the-art classroom technology, lodging for a growing student base, and additional overhead and underground facilities to meet the needs of a demanding industry.


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Freedom Rings in Boston

Exploring the host city of the 2006 NECA Show FENWAY PARK, BEACON HILL, THE NORTH END—few cities are as diverse as Boston, host of the 2006 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Show.


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Chain of Succession

Family fairness—who should get what?  


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Command Your Armada

Use a fleet management program to maximize your valuable assets TRACKING, MANAGING AND COMMUNICATING with employees is not only a challenge but a critical factor in running a successful business.


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Roller Coaster Year Brings Hope and Frustration

ONE YEAR AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA STRUCK, the landscape of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast may be permanently altered. The damage caused by severe flooding and catastrophic winds has made the rebuilding process very difficult.


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Three Kinds of 'Blink'

Many of the 5th generation power quality monitors can continuously calculate several thousand parameters (more than most users know what to do with or really need). Another parameter has been added—rapid-voltage change—that also can describe what happens when the lights blink.


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Signing Your Time Away

Two recent cases highlight the harm caused by “no damages for delay” clauses. Both are well-reasoned decisions from Maryland that survey the law from many states. As such, they are worth knowing, particularly because the uncompensated delays were outrageous.


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PV Inverter Technology

At the heart of any photovoltaic (PV) system is the inverter, also referred to as the power conversion unit (PCU) or power conversion system (PCS).


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