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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. 

Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers.

The fight against greenhouse gases takes commitments from all industries, if for no other reason than their emissions can be traced to so many different sources.


We live in an era when electrical power is mostly indispensable. Electricity touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and drives even mundane tasks.


We had to buy a new car recently. My wife’s car was 16 years old, and keeping it running was costing us almost as much as an entire car payment. It was definitely time to say goodbye, which created another problem—shopping for a new car. 


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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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And Assets

Prefabrication Trends
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Recently, there has been a rise in the use of prefabrication and modular construction methods, even though both have been used in the construction industry for centuries.

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Resilience—A Hot New Concept
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Since many locales have suffered some form of natural disaster in recent years, world and thought leaders have begun to hone in on massive preventive solutions that are now commonly lumped under the label “resilience.” How can the manufactured physical infrastructures of our societies be rendered re

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Your Money And Your Life
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How does your attitude about money affect your business and personal life? At work, people are seldom comfortable discussing financial issues with employees or co-workers. You implement procedures to acquire and protect assets, and expect your employees to legally agree to follow your rules.

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Cloudy Days: Mobility and cloud computing 
shake up business
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Saving time and money through collaboration and mobility are new imperatives for today’s construction industry. However, these essentials reside in a changing world. The desktop computer is taking a backseat to the ubiquitous tablet and smartphone for business.

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Editors' Pick
2014 Profile of the Electrical Contractor, Part 2
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Last month, We began our exploration of how—and how much—today’s electrical contractors (ECs) are working, with Part 1 of our coverage of the 2014 Profile of the Electrical Contractor. We focused on the kind of work ECs are doing and the types of projects most important to their bottom lines.

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