January 2013: Construction Outlook


With doom and gloom being the predominant message regarding U.S. manufacturing these last few years,...

While Congress is preoccupied with sorting out financial issues, President Obama’s re-election is not likely...

The National Electrical Code requires that cabling must be removed if it isn’t properly tagged...

In 2012, you could have felt hopeful about the economy on any given day. Some...

In October, 20 exhibitors at the 2012 NECA Show in Las Vegas received Showstopper awards....

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| January 2013
The handheld power hammer drill is a basic electrician’s tool that is two drills in one—a conventional drill for working in wood and soft materials and a hammer drill for dril

| January 2013
Recently, the question arose about using cords for temporary wiring. It was interesting to watch the reaction and response.

| January 2013
OSHA issued a final standard updating the requirements for cranes and derricks.

| January 2013
It used to be easy to labor fixtures. I learned a lot about lamps and fixtures in the ’70s and memorized all the standard labor units 30 years ago.

| January 2013
Energy management is emerging as a focal point in construction conversations.