June 2014: Cabling & Controls


For roughly a century, electrical contractors (ECs) have used copper or aluminum wiring. Their coexistence...

Once known as demand-side management, the implementation of products and practices designed to modify electricity...


As with any project, a communications cabling project requires comprehensive management. Project management for cabling...

The changing role of technology

The United States’ 114 million households and more than 4.7 million commercial buildings currently account...

Don’t leave savings on the table

When commissioning a high-performance building, one element of lighting control is sometimes left out: the...

Gardner Bender's Ultra Brutus 10,000-pound cable puller

It is difficult to imagine wiring a large commercial project without using an electrically powered...

Dr. Thomas E. Glavinich passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, April...


Efficient electric energy storage (EES) has always been both technically challenging and expensive, like capturing...

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Do you have what it takes?

| June 2014
When I became a trainee estimator, I never worried about what I was going to bid next. My method was simple; I bid on every project my boss told me to.

| June 2014
Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it.

| June 2014
For roughly a century, electrical contractors (ECs) have used copper or aluminum wiring. Their coexistence at times has been competitive.

| June 2014
Since fiber optics is growing in market share for all kinds of applications, 
I am hearing more stories about problems with installations.

| June 2014
Craig Bernecker, Ph.D., director, Lighting Education Institute and professor at Parsons The New School for Design, recently gave a talk as part of the ongoing Philips Lighting