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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. 

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On a regular basis, Contractors ask me to review their contracts before they sign.

In the utility sector, not many issues cause industry stakeholders more anxiety than the aging infrastructure and continuously increasing demand. Around the country, utilities are investing heavily to keep up with degradation and power-hungry consumers.


Beginning this month, we are taking a fresh look at Ideas That Work. This column has been part of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine for many years, and most submitted ideas have been time saving and practical.

It isn’t often that an electrical contractor (EC) literally goes airborne during system testing and commissioning.

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Ideas That Work: Unistrut Tip, EMT Wrenches and Pilot Hole Hangers
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Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Infrastructure Projects Get 
Their Own Sustainability Benchmark

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While sustainability and efficiency have become well-established prerogatives in the national conversation about energy and climate change, nothing drives action like a prestigious award.


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Highlights from the Milwaukee Tool 2014 New Product Symposium
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On Aug. 13, 2014, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Editor Andrea Klee attended Milwaukee Tool’s 2014 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee. Trade media members from across the United States, Canada and Latin America were invited to attend the event.

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Inductive Charging Market For EVs Gaining Traction

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Rather than plugging in 
an electric vehicle (EV) to recharge the battery (conductive charging), inductive charging, also known as wireless charging, uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between the charging base and a vehicle’s battery.


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New Hampshire Finds Alternative To Smart Meters

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With the introduction of new wireless electric meters, meter readers for Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), a Northeast Utilities company, won’t have to leave their vehicles to take readings.


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Things I Have Noticed: Short stories from the estimating trenches

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I have been wanting to write about several topics that are not long enough to fill this column by themselves. This month, I decided to combine a few subjects into one column, so I could finally get them off my mind.
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Floyd Young of Red Top Electric Co. said that early participation in the DB process and coordination of the entire team are the most critical contributing factors to success
DB/IPD Casebook: Reporting From the Field
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It is generally accepted that design/build (DB) projects represent a source of lucrative work for electrical contractors (ECs). In fact, ECs cite this discipline as one that will contribute to future growth.At the beginning of

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