Those who adapt to changing conditions survive, and those who don’t adapt don’t survive. That concept applies to species of animals and businesses and has been more evident as the recent economic recession continues to take its toll.
“Can you hear me now?” That question, posed in popular cell phone advertisements, is a humorous touchstone for a generation whose ability to communicate wirelessly is dependent on network coverage. Nothing means mobility more than wireless, and wireless is only as good as its network coverage.
An energy service company (ESCO) is a business that develops, installs and arranges financing for projects that are designed to improve the energy efficiency and maintenance costs for a facility over a seven- to 20-year period.
Integrated project delivery (IPD) is defined by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in its 2007 “Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide” as a “project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents a
For most contracts, a contractor’s application for final payment must be accompanied by final waivers of lien and verified statements that all amounts due are accounted for. Where there are outstanding claims, the request for final payment becomes problematic.
GlobalSpec—a specialized search engine, information resource, e-publishing and online events company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities—announced the availability of “2010 Economic Outlook Survey: How Industrial Companies Can Succeed in the Current Economy.” The survey result
The smart grid concept is transforming- how the United States will produce, deliver and manage electric power to factories, schools, offices and homes. A continental end-to-end rebuild may be years away, but its development is now.
Construction employment increased between April 2009 and 2010 in more metro areas (17) than at any point during the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.
In an effort to assist small contractors who are struggling to comply with new Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lead paint abatement regulations, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment, authored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to the Fiscal Year 2010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill.
On the job, We pay close attention to numerous electrical safety basics. This is a good thing. Unfortunately, we seem to forget all about many of these once we get home. Although safety is very important on the job, safety at home is just as crucial.
One of the biggest obstacles facing electrical contractors wanting to enter or expand their presence in the alternative-energy market is their customers’ ability to finance an alternative-energy project, which usually requires large, upfront investments in order to take advantage of energy savings
Prepare to see many changes in the tax code in 2010 and 2011, partly due to the costs of providing economic stimulus during 2009. You may be concerned about the possibility of an audit, so here is some information that may help you prepare for this possibility.
Targets and compliance
In the beginning, there was the bulletin board system, an online meeting place (accessed over telephone lines using a modem) that enabled users to communicate with a central system where they could download files or games and post messages.
Conducting an energy audit is one of the most compelling opportunities for cutting utility bills for commercial facilities, according to green energy expert Bernie Kotlier, who spoke at a recent public service workshop sponsored by the NorCal National Electrical Contractors Association/International
Traditionally, when electrical contractors (ECs) needed supervisors to manage work crews and serve as their company’s contact person on work sites, they promoted their best journey-level electricians into the foreman position and then, maybe, sent them off to a seminar on cost accounting or job sche