November 2012: Tools and Equipment


The June 29, 2012, derecho storm, which traveled from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic,...

Large corporations and general contractors have evaluated the safety programs and performance of subcontractors—including...

Are you still using spreadsheets and file folders filled with project documents to manage...

Serious concerns may remain about the U.S. economy and how economies and events in...

With lighting and communications technology evolving rapidly, lighting manufacturers are under pressure to determine...

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| November 2012
A good client summoned me to investigate an accident that occurred when a maintenance electrician was replacing a 30-ampere (A), bolt-in circuit breaker.

| November 2012
How would you react if you discovered—after the fact—that you had signed a contract that permitted the other contracting party (owner or general contractor) to act arbitrarily

| November 2012
Recently, OSHA released some startling statistics: it only takes one second to hit the ground from a height of 16 feet, and more than half of the fatal falls in construction a

| November 2012
The need to upgrade the nation’s aging grid infrastructure has become more apparent. Fortunately, utilities and public officials are up to the task.

| November 2012
The tools and equipment necessary to install and test a fire alarm system have changed over the years, and until a fire official asks to perform a particular test, many contra