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
It’s no secret that, with deeper systems integration, new technologies, and a focus on efficient and alternative energies, the electrical industry is growing and changing in w

| 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

| August 2012
Practically every aspect of fiber optics, especially network design, testing and troubleshooting, depends on understanding optical power.

| August 2012
With their vast capabilities, emerging building information modeling (BIM) technologies continue to challenge and transform the construction industry.

| 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