January 2014: Construction Outlook


If the 2013 economy were a horse race, it often trotted more than galloped.


Winners of Showstopper Awards at the 2013 NECA Show in Washington, D.C., r­epresent a broad...

The current economic climate in Washington, D.C., is uncertain at best. Last minute approval of...

An easy workflow delivers informative rendered results for an exterior site in AGi32

From simple apps for mobile devices that store product data, to more sophisticated, computer-based software...

A section of the tunnel from the back of the TBM

The city of Columbus, Ohio, has a problem. For years, untreated wastewater has overflowed from...

The drive to use technology to improve productivity and efficiency is not limited to factories...

On a similar plane, the evolution of digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of...

Studies increasingly show effective lighting promotes worker productivity and satisfaction.

Lighting strategies to optimize worker performance are alive and well. 
In fact, the correlation between...

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| January 2014
FieldAware, a field service software company, conducted a survey of more than 200 field service companies to gain insight into the operational challenges those service compani

| January 2014
I made a comment while teaching a class that nonmetallic (NM) cable was not permitted in an outdoor, wet location.

| January 2014
Slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of death in the workplace and account for more than 1 million hospital visits in the United States each year.

, 1. Amprobe's LT-10 lamp tester, 2. Cree's LED lamp, 3. Day & Night Solar's Sun Commander Series 8000, 4. Eaton's Cooper Wiring Devices' USB-charging receptacle, 5. Fluke Networkds' 1730 three-phase energy logger, 6. Greenlee's G3 Tugger cable puller, 7. Legrand's Itray, 8. Leviton's USB charger, 9. L.H. Dottie's insulated tool kit, 10. The Mag Daddy, 11. Milwaukee Tool's hooded sweatshirt, 12. Schneider Electric's Square D Model 6 arc-resistant MCC, 13. Southwire's SimPull CoilPak, 14. Spexco's wire/cable raceway, 15. SP Products' support plate, 16. Thomas & Betts' Carlon horizontal Adjust-A-Box, 17. Trimble's TX5 3-D laser scanning system, 18. Biribright's Benchmark Series LED lamp, 19. Wahoo Innovations' Escoret light pole and material cart, 20. Westex's TrueComfort fabrics
| January 2014
Winners of Showstopper Awards at the 2013 NECA Show in Washington, D.C., r­epresent a broad assortment from simple to complex, ranging from a heated, hooded sweatshirt to a so

| January 2014
There is no shortage of hype and futuristic rhetoric when it comes to the innovation that is taking place these days in the field of energy technology.