September 2017: NECA 2017 Seattle

 

The 2nd & Pine project is a residential high-rise across from Pike Place Market.

The vibrant city of Seattle features stunning views of tree-covered mountains and water in nearly...

Skilled labor shortages in construction are widespread and global. The challenge is in attracting the...

Students, their parents and high school administrators are taking a second look at careers in the construction trades.

The construction labor shortage isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing. In response, the value...

If you buy a new car in 2040, there’s a better than 50/50 chance it...

For decades, new power and telephone lines serving housing developments and office parks, government complexes...

Electrical contractors have volunteered and donated to charitable organizations and other causes for decades. In...


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| September 2017
One of the recurring themes of my writing has been the continuing decline in the quality of electrical bid documents.

| September 2017
My introduction to fiber optics was a guided tour of the Bell Labs section where they were developing the technology being used for the first commercial networks.

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| September 2017
Skilled labor shortages in construction are widespread and global.

| September 2017
Terminology is the vocabulary of technical terms and usages appropriate to a particular trade, science or art.

Students, their parents and high school administrators are taking a second look at careers in the construction trades., Simple electrical installation and wiring is covered in Chicago Build’s two-year construction training program for 11th and 12th grade students., Local No. 134 developed the electric shop at Dunbar Career Academy High School, the first school participating in the Chicago Builds program. IBEW/NECA provided the instructor and a curriculum.
| September 2017
The construction labor shortage isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing. In response, the value of a trade education also is rising.

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