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
With a lot of work from many dedicated individuals, the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) became available at the end of August 2013.

| 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.

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

| January 2014
Two simple words, a total of six letters, help define which electrical equipment is required to have an arc flash label.

| 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