July 2010: The 2010 Profile of the Electrical Contractor


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Every other year, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR conducts a survey of its readers to provide...

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One of the first things you discover when reading NFPA 72 (2010),...

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| July 2010
The flood of information being generated, stored and transmitted over the Internet has created a massive demand for new data centers.

| July 2010
It is estimated that the nation’s servers and data centers consumed about 61 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, which was 1.5 percent of total U.S.

| July 2010
A disaster on the scale of the BP oil spill is unlikely to happen to the average electrical contractor and, therefore, provides little reason to perform catastrophe analysis.

| July 2010
The 6,800-foot bridge over New York’s Hudson River dates back more than a century when it served as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge. It now is used as a walkway.

| July 2010
There’s some really positive energy brewing in the construction industry, and I’m seeing a lot of good bid opportunities throughout the country.