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
The cabling market appears to be flooded with cheap, poor quality and counterfeit cabling products. 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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) formed an alliance focused on preventing worker exposures to electric 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
Many measures gauge the progress of renewables’ ongoing quest to become a mainstream source of power. READ MORE


November 2011