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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. 

“NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.”


This single-story test bed rotates 270 degrees from southeast to northeast to help in building orientation design and features.

I magine a laboratory where you could envision, develop and confirm your building design before or during construction. Investigate building system performance by staging an office facsimile. Make final specifications on sustainability measures prior to occupancy.

As society undergoes profound changes in its relationship with electrical power, so does the need to train the professionals who install the technology that delivers and harnesses it.


In 1935, Boeing Corp. would have never predicted it was about to make one of its greatest contributions not only to the aviation industry but to every other line of work as well.

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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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To export, or not to export

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.
 To export, or not to export


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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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A New Energy Vision
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In January 2013, the Edison Electric Institute—the leading advocacy group of the investor-owned utility industry—released a report predicting “significant future disruption to the utility business model,” thanks to growing adoption of distributed generation resources.

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