August 2012: New Roles for Today's Contractor


The federal government’s many agencies commonly accept the design/build project delivery method advantages, but...

Lean and green could be your best “best practice” when planning and executing jobs...

With the economy still reeling from the effects of recession, unemployment, and wavering business...

Across the country, electrical contractors currently are or will be garnering contracts to upgrade...

Companies that understand how to collaborate effectively and how to share the right information...

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| August 2012
I often get calls from professional contractors who have become involved in design/build electrical projects that include the design and installation of fire alarm systems.

| August 2012
In 1911, Leon Leonwood Bean (better known to his friends by his initials “L.L.”) stomped in from the chilly Maine weather with cold, aching feet after a long hunting trip.

| August 2012
As a contractor, there were times when I bemoaned the attitudes of employees who failed to understand our company’s cost structure and the battles we waged to make and keep a

| August 2012
Efficiency and conservation have become well-established elements of the green power movement, and, in that regard, smart meters have become one of the primary tools to help c

| August 2012
In the quest for a more energy-efficient future, no detail gets overlooked.