August 2013: BIM, D/B and IPD


Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) may not be a popularly known practice in the building communit

Electrical contractors’ participation in design/build (D/B) projects continues to increase annually,

A select audience of industry practitioners and university researchers recently gathered in Kansas C

Contractors have been using rudimentary building-information modeling (BIM) tools since the 1970s to

As we enter the fall, crops are ready for harvest, the leaves on trees are turning color, the evenin

Who wants to be without lights, heat, air conditioning or a working refrigerator?

In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA), which delivers federal workplaces, turned its at

Drill driver holster from Joseph Hofer Jr.

Every month, Jack Pullizzi picks the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTO

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August 2013
When today’s energy developers look offshore, most of them are concerned with oil and natural gas reserves lying beneath the ocean floor and the winds blowing a hundred or mor READ MORE
August 2013
Recently, I was training a group of instructors and heard a complaint that I had heard before from another Fiber Optic Association (FOA) training organization. READ MORE
August 2013
Installers of today’s commercial datacom, control and alarm systems must be multitalented. READ MORE
August 2013
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a require READ MORE
August 2013
At a recent training presentation on wiring for healthcare facilities, there was a question about protection for the emergency system in a hospital. READ MORE


August 2013