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
in our industry, accidents often involve electricity. Beyond the risk of shock and electrocution, electricity generates extreme heat and arc flashes, which can cause fires.

| January 2013
While the smart grid has been the topic of much conversation lately, specifics on what this supposed technical marvel will do, cost or look like in actual utility installation

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| January 2013
Table 310.15(B)(16) (formerly Table 310.16) in the National Electrical Code (NEC) provides allowable ampacities for insulated conductors rated up to and including 2,000 volts

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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
The Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD) was created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to encourage investment in energy-efficient interior lighting, HVAC