Construction contract law consists of a body of court decisions, regulations, statutes and of the contract itself, sometimes referred to as the law between the parties. This area of the law is complex and is constantly changing.
The retail industry is integration in action. The business owner or corporation for the most part has a computerized operation—from point-of-sale and employee time and attendance to security and a host of information technology functions.
Call centers have come full circle, mainly because they have helped to redefine and reshape customer service functions for a wide variety of businesses. Due to competition within almost all market sectors, customer service has become a defining business function.
Retail stores or “mercantile” properties, as defined by the various building codes, include everything from small mom-and-pop stores in free-standing buildings to multiple stores in a strip mall, from large, enclosed malls to big-box stores selling books, hardware or whatever.
Often an electrical contractor will be asked to install a fire alarm system in what some would define as a “harsh” environment. In these cases, the contractor must be ready to satisfy his or her customer’s request for an adequate, code-complying system.
Situated on the south side of the Las Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay Resort boasts a variety of facilities and amenities, including a casino, 3,400-room hotel tower, spa, golf course, theater, 12,000-seat arena and an aquarium. It’s a healthy mix of hospitality and gaming all its own.
Times have changed and so has the hospitality industry. Nowadays, bigger is almost always better. Quaint bed and breakfasts may still exist, but most hotels have gone in the other direction. Just take a look around at any recent hotel or casino and you can literally get lost.
It’s a new day for pop diva Céline Dion and for high-tech security and electronic visual effects at her Las Vegas show of the same name. The electronics for the high-energy show come courtesy of Bombard Electric, Las Vegas.
The Internet is as popular as ever. It seems you can’t turn around without bumping into something Web related. But the Internet has evolved; there is more to it than surfing for sports scores and celebrity gossip.
Hospitality and gaming facilities, with their large crowds often sharing one property, need quick and reliable fire detection systems with the ability to pinpoint the area in alarm to allow selective and orderly evacuation.
Anyone planning to retrofit anything electrical in a building faces a difficult task at best. Only a true craftsman can successfully install something as a retrofit that looks like the original installation had included it.
While international terrorists plan their next attacks on government assets, the government is quickly and decisively ramping up its defenses in this post-9/11 society. You cannot even mention “government projects” without at least alluding to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 or homeland security.