The electrical industry has experienced transformative change in recent years as society has entered an entirely new era of power, technology and communications. Practitioners have had to keep up with these changes to stay competitive.
Business development has become a hot topic in the electrical contracting industry, but there’s a lingering question as to exactly what it is. For ECs, it’s more about how to deliver services and technologies than discovering new ones.
In a technology-driven era, scientists are always trying to find new and more efficient ways to harness power. The quest places no limits on the imagination. Some ideas are downright wacky, while others are only a little off the mark.
Americans plan to switch to more energy-efficient lighting technologies as a result of the federally mandated legislation aimed at increasing efficiency standards. This was just one of the findings of the sixth annual Sylvania Socket Survey for North America.
The US Army recently announced a $61 million infrastructure modernization project at the Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal (RIA) Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC), the largest government-owned and operated arsenal in the United States.
Among the industries seeking ways to make technology smaller, lighting is no exception. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Strasbourg in France has developed the first single-molecule light-emitting diode (LED).
The landscape of power in this country is changing at a rapid pace. Forces external to the industry, such as climate change, and those with a more intrinsic link, such as technology and consumer demand, have combined to place great pressure on the nation’s delivery system.
In an era of constant communication and overwhelming amounts of data, information fatigue is always a risk. In one industry, however, overcommunicating has not caused a backlash. In fact, it has been quite the opposite.
Optical fibers transmit data in the form of light pulses, and they are becoming a go-to solution for transmitting data thousands of miles at incredible speeds. Proponents would have you believe they are the apex of modern telecommunications technology.
A new survey released by Aflac found that 42 percent of all companies providing access to voluntary accident and disability insurance reported declines in their workers’ compensation claims.The Aflac Workers’ Compensation Report, an online survey conducted by Lieberman Research Worldwide, asked 600