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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. 

Renewable power still requires government support to challenge fossil fuels. Policies can help lower prices, increase supply and generate more demand.

According to an employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 4, the construction industry added 6,000 new positions (seasonally adjusted) in July.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $7.5 million to improve the reliability and resiliency of the electric grid, according to a June press release.

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Serving Those Who Have Served: Commercial Electric

Student veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional or physical disabilities now have a haven at the Chez Family Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.


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Cool Tools: Mobile Work Stations

Owners and managers of electrical contracting companies are always alert to tools and equipment that will enhance workforce productivity. Portable work stations provide a convenient, easy-to-move work surface and storage solution.


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To Meet Demand, Homebuilders Face Labor Challenge

By most accounts, the housing market in the United States is on the mend. Prices and sales have rebounded from the “Great Recession” that started in 2008. Ordinarily, this would be considered an upward trend, one that sends all kinds of positive reverberations throughout the economy.


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Nominations Open for Klein Tools' Electrician of the Year

On Monday, nominations opened for the 2017 Klein Tools Electrician of the Year Award, an annual contest to find the best electricians in the United States. Electricians may nominate either themselves or another electrician they feel is deserving of the honor.


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Ideas That Work: Software Simplification

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.


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Construction Cost Report Suggests Positive Year Ahead

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)—an independent company which provides project management, construction cost consulting, and property and construction advising—recently released its second quarter North American construction cost report, and overall it seems the construction industry should look forward


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A New Norm for Defective Drawings

Believe it or not, a variety of “standards” comes into play where an owner’s drawings contain costly errors. Examined separately, each of these standards may appear reasonable. Taken together, they create conflict and confusion.Let’s start with the designer/architect.


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