The protracted climb out of the recession continues with modest, incremental improvement. Residential construction remains the main drag on overall construction, but improvement appears to be on the horizon. However, growth will not come quickly nor with great fanfare.
Projects to build and expand broadband networks often bring construction to established neighborhoods, challenging project owners and contractors to build underground networks with minimal disruption of routine activities and limited surface damage.
The commercial construction market, in general, remains anemic, with one exception: data centers. Not only are we all buying more data-transmitting smart-phones, tablets, web-connected televisions—and, yes, even PCs—we also are moving data from our own hard drives to remote “cloud” servers.
The Department of Energy (DOE) released a renewable-energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing U.S. dams that aren’t currently equipped to produce power.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., the Melville, N.Y., producer of electrical and electronic wiring devices and ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), announced the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a general exclusion order, “prohibiting the unlicensed importation of infringing ground-fault
Despite the rhetoric, popular sentiment and public policies favoring green power, it may be surprising to realize that alternative-energy industries are still the underdog in the transformation of how we generate and consume power.
You can never get too much of a good thing. That seems to be what Americans are thinking when it comes to their wireless connectivity. According to a recent survey from CTIA-The Wireless Association, Americans love mobile devices, and they want more.
On July 14, 2012, Department of Energy (DOE) standards covering many popular incandescent reflector lamps will take effect, eliminating a majority of lamps from the market in favor of more efficient, higher cost alternatives.
Within the larger effort to transform the way the nation receives and uses its power, efficiency holds first-tier status, right next to solar, wind and electric cars. The importance of building energy use within the realm of efficiency also is well-established.
The construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, following a similar decline of 6,000 jobs in February, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent, according to the April 6, 2012, Department of Labor employment report.
Renewable power has the potential to transform our energy consumption, but like most innovations, it has a downside. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a renewable-powered society is the intermittent nature of its generation.
If you turn on almost any news program, talk radio show, or cable news network between now and Nov. 6, you’re bound to hear many opinions and predictions about who will occupy the White House for the next four years.