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
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

| 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
Every year, when I do a fiber optics update, I report on new technology and applications.

| January 2013
In the March 2012 Electrical Contractor, I mentioned the increased number of receptacles in patient bed locations with a minimum of 14 receptacles in a Category 1 critical-car

| January 2013
“Kill the Circuit.” This phrase is a colorful way of saying de-energize the circuit.