November 2011: Tools & Equipment


Whether we like it or not, and regardless of our individual technical expertise, we live in the hour

James Strange III, vice president of Louisville, Ky.-based Advanced Electrical Systems Inc., first b

Large-scale, highly visible projects come along every so often for contractors.

Smart phones and tablet computers enable on-the-go access to information and key applications, espec

The evolution of Basic tool types occurs slowly (think screwdrivers and measuring tapes).

Six years ago, I wrote, “[estimating] software technology is not going to dramatically change” (“Sma

Videos of Asian carp in rivers near the Great Lakes have gone viral.

I only have 1,200 words to tell you as much as I can about some of the best estimating software prog

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November 2011
Anyone routinely involved with the installation, maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems is aware of the need to ensure the audibility of fire alarm system notification READ MORE
November 2011
As the telecom and power industries become more sophisticated, so do the demands of electrical contractors. READ MORE
November 2011
As the nation embraces energy efficiency in its shift toward green power, the role of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as an alternative to conventional light sources has also co READ MORE
November 2011
The market for home automation is poised for terrific growth. Integrated systems are increasingly becoming a part of the electrical contractor’s business. READ MORE
November 2011
Arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection was originally proposed for the 1996 National Electrical Code (NEC) by the Electronic Industry Association, but it failed to re READ MORE


November 2011