As healthcare professionals in local hospitals and nursing homes are now taking advantage of the latest technologies in nurse call paging systems, they are also paving the way for new opportunities for electrical contractors.
A system assessment is essentially a comprehensive overview of the structure, layout and functionality of any given system. In the world of electrical contractors, we are more often than not referring to networking systems, even though the same methodology applies to electrical systems.
Let’s face it: most companies don’t look at safety as an ongoing operation. They purchase a manual and place it on the shelf to collect dust. Or a company may take a step forward and enter data in a software program like the NECA Safety Expert System. Unfortunately, that is not enough.
On Oct. 31, 2002, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by another 15-year-old at Lincoln High School in Jersey City, N.J. The next day, another student was attacked blocks from campus. The incidents caused a community outcry, prompting calls for heightened security.
Though the daily business pages of our nation's newspapers are peppered with headlines such as "Indexes hit new lows for the year," construction spending by the nation's schools experienced a $41.5 billion, or 14 percent increase in 2001, according to American School and University (AS&U) magazi
If you own an electrical contracting firm, the odds are, you haven’t created a succession plan. Consider this: You have invested years in building a successful business. Your intent is to hand the reins of the business to others while you ease into retirement.
To battle a critical shortage of professional electrical and technical workers, the organized electrical construction industry is taking aim at every high school in the country with an unprecedented recruiting campaign.
Because Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Little Neck, N.Y., produces a wide range of electrical and voice/data/video (VDV) wiring products, the company offers various training programs to help electrical and low-voltage contractors match products with applications.
At Avaya, Inc., a Basking Ridge, N.J., company spun off from Lucent Technologies earlier this year, Authorized Business Partners (ABP) are fully supported with structured cabling training from the company’s SYSTIMAX Group.
In today’s highly competitive voice/data/video (VDV) industry, the proper training is essential to the success of any electrical contractor. This month’s column will present an overview of the training opportunities from Ortronics and Hubbell Premise Wiring.