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
U.S. solar-panel manufacturers might be hurting these days, but installers’ business is going gangbusters.

| August 2012
One of the barriers to the energy services market is the ability of the electrical contractor’s customer to fund the energy services project that Step No. 5 defined.

| August 2012
Last month, I discussed the issues of industry standards for fiber optic and copper cabling.

| 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
Rebates and incentives offered by electric utilities and regional energy-efficiency organizations are currently enjoying a major upswing, providing a significant resource tha