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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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Most business owners have probably looked at their personal credit reports through at least one of the three major reporting organizations—Equifax,
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Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


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National Stand-Down Calls Attention To Fall Hazards Prevention
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In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.


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A Contractor’s Guide to Writing Effective Proposals
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As a contractor, you must be able to sell your services to a potential client with a proposal that fully conveys the scope of work you intend to provide while also conveying confidence in your company’s ability to perform the work.

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Advanced Sensors Increase 
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As the emphasis on building energy efficiency increases, the demand for the technology to create that efficiency is also on the rise.


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

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