While working on the electrical installations at The Pampered Chef world headquarters and processing facility in Addison, Ill., the design/build staff of Electrical Design Systems Corporation (EDS) felt anything but pampered.
Growing numbers of electrical contractors are trying out new technology to increase their efficiency—some products with more success than others. But the CAD (computer-aided design) system has become a staple that contractors cannot ignore.
It’s almost certain your company will add equipment and tools to its inventory this year. What’s less certain is whether you will buy outright or lease. Neither choice is all good or all bad, but the result will make a difference on your balance sheet and tax statements.
Electrical contractors can obtain needed equipment by purchasing it, leasing it or renting it. Electrical contractors use each of these three equipment acquisition methods every day and each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
First Phase of Medical Center Completed The construction of a new medical center is welcome news to the Jersey City community. Jersey City, N.J., has changed. Located in Hudson County and within sight of the majestic Statute of Liberty, it has grown and redeveloped—gentrified if you will.
Are fire alarm system requirements for healthcare facilities different than for other occupancies? Are the requirements for fire alarms different from one code to another? Today, there are two new building codes available.
In late August 2002, as he walked up to the job site at Le Bec Fin, a Philadelphia establishment that is one of the nation’s finest restaurants, Michael Kahmar, vice president of Kahmar Electric, started slightly when he noticed the sign posted at the front entrance: “Accepting reservations for Sep
Finding the right team is only the first step The popularity of design-build as a project delivery system continues to grow in the United States as more and more owners embrace it. There are a variety of ways that your firm can become involved in this growing market.
It’s hard to explain what enabled Sullivan & McLaughlin (Boston) to surge from $2 million annual sales in 1991 to $50 million and growing. It can be summed up this way. The people who run the company like each other and their employees; their employees trust them and like them back.
Caterpillar Inc. and FuelCell Energy, Inc. are expected to win a contract to install one of the nation's first advanced utility-scale fuel cell power plants designed to feed power from a substation into a local electric distribution system.
Once upon a time, as fairy tales go, designing engineers produced workable electrical plans with very few errors. Of course that was when the average electrical project amounted to a mere 5 percent of a project’s overall costs.
GE Supply Logistics, LLC, an operating unit of GE Supply, the electrical products distribution business of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), has opened its new headquarters, sales and distribution center in Irving, Texas.