The outlook for solar-power project deployment continues to brighten, creating opportunities for electrical contractors. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Washington, D.C., 2014 was a banner year for U.S. photovoltaic (PV) projects.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a way to safely transmit electrical power and data over standard structured cabling to remote devices where there may not be a power outlet or where it is too expensive to install a new outlet or bring in additional electrical service.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace. Reducing or eliminating the number and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)—which affect muscles, nerves and tendons—and their associated costs is an important component in achieving that goal.
Some cabling industry stakeholders predict the imminent death of copper cabling, while others disagree. However, most agree that fiber optical networks are taking a large bite out of the new network market.
Rising energy costs, maturing technologies, simplified interfaces, government initiatives and utility incentives are all driving the predicted 29.5 percent compound annual growth rate of the global smart homes and buildings market, creating any number of opportunities for electrical contractors (ECs
If you’re going to do a job right, you need the right tools. Today, the definition of tool goes beyond wire crimpers and multimeters. It now includes smartphones and the apps that make them crucial to a contractor’s success. The following are some of the apps that contractors could consider using.
How do companies figure the cost of doing business? The answer is complicated for electrical contractors (ECs) to track and mitigate, as the environment most operate in has shifted from a few big construction jobs to a variety of contracts and providing a plethora of services.
Contractors that are still putting estimates together using pencil and paper are not only wasting time and money, but they also are losing business. Contractors who think they can’t afford estimating software are just plain wrong.
The bread and butter of digital innovation is its ability to save. Doing things electronically almost always means doing them faster and at lower cost. This axiom of modern innovation has altered every industry and type of operation.
As residents of one of the world’s economic giants, it’s easy to take our standard of living for granted and assume we will always be able to enjoy the best of what science and innovation have to offer.
In May, the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) held its annual Codes Conference and annual meeting. The most talked about presentation was called “Is There An App For That?” Our presenters collected recommendations from numerous individuals about apps that they use in business.