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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June 2014
Solar power alone won’t solve America’s energy woes. Thousands of acres of wind farms won’t get the job done either. READ MORE
June 2014
Having successfully completed a series of good-sized service jobs for a company he described as a great customer, a prominent electrical contractor (who wishes to remain anony READ MORE
June 2014
Nearly 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise every year. READ MORE
June 2014
Technology is changing so fast these days that we could almost call this a “technology invasion.” Sometimes, it seems the technology and systems needed to accomplish the work READ MORE
June 2014
Despite growing popularity, renewables still face challenges. The list includes such hurdles as high installation costs and intermittency. READ MORE


June 2014