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 [act] is the legislative vehicle for provisions promoting advanced metering in the federal government; a greater focus at the Department of Energy on deployment of existi

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

| January 2013
There will always be a little bit of the outrageous in renewable power.

| 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
When it comes to new construction of the electrical infrastructure within a facility, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is the most common source of rules and regulations wit