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
As solar power becomes more popular, it also is becoming more affordable, and that is good news for an industry whose greatest handicap has always been its steep upfront inst READ MORE
November 2011
A century before electrical contracting existed, Victor Hugo wrote, “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Rapidly changing technology requires mo READ MORE
November 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted its 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., at the end of September. READ MORE
November 2011
A retail chain known for its friendly greeters and low prices has taken a bold step to reduce the cost of powering its famously large stores. READ MORE
November 2011
I posed nine multiple choice questions in my September 2011 column. The following are answers and analyses. READ MORE


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