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.

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August 2013
Today, there are many companies and organizations struggling to keep up with technology and maximize their systems and profit potentials. READ MORE
August 2013
“What is NFPA 72?” That sounds like a straightforward question, right? At least, we would like to think so. READ MORE
August 2013
No doubt superstorm Sandy was a profound wake-up call to electric utilities and government at all levels. 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
With the electrical industry’s biggest trade show—NECA 2013—coming to Washington, D.C., Oct. 12-15, there’s plenty to do and see. READ MORE


August 2013