Amy Florence Fischbach

Amy Florence
The Greener the Better 
Training electricians to go green — learning everything they can about sustainable work practices and renewable energy systems — ultimately leads to new job opportunities, additional certification, and potentially more lucrative pay.
Upturn Unfolds 
The construction industry slipped into a long slump during the recession, but thanks to the strengthening of certain market segments, a more widespread recovery is starting to blossom.
Moving Forward: EC&M's 2014 Top 50 Electrical Contractors 
Nation’s Top 50 electrical contractors experience post-recession challenges and opportunities in a competitive marketplace.
Electricians Rewire Historic Library to Meet Future Power Needs 
More than 100 years ago, the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch celebrated its grand opening.
Salt Lake City Light Rail Project Connects Airport with Downtown 
Salt Lake City-bound travelers can now land at the airport, jump on a light rail train, and venture to the heart of the city. By building a 6.2-mile extension, the construction team created a new gateway to downtown.
High-Rise Towers Meet Increasing Demand for Multi-Family Housing 
The economic downturn has made it challenging, if not downright impossible, for some Americans to secure a loan for a single-family home. As such, more tenants are migrating from the suburbs to urban areas, fueling a demand for high-rise, multi-family housing.
Turning Point: EC&M's 2014 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms 
EC&M ranks the biggest electrical design firms in 2014.
Data Center Features Flexible Design and Power Options 
Many of today’s data centers are built on the fast track. Some projects convert old abandoned industrial sites into new sophisticated technology centers.
Kansas State University Expands Bill Snyder Family Stadium 
With the clock ticking, a construction team had eight months to complete the largest athletic project in the history of Kansas State University — the West Side Expansion of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Chobani Builds World’s Largest Yogurt Plant  1

At a million square feet, the world’s largest yogurt plant would have taken two years to complete on a traditional construction cycle. Through a design-build, hyper-track approach, however, Chobani, Inc. constructed its new $450-million plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, in just 10 months.

Mitsubishi Builds Turbine Assembly Plant in Georgia 
A 110-acre tract of land neighboring Savannah, Ga., is now home to Mitsubishi Power Systems America’s (MPSA) first turbine manufacturing and repair facility outside of Japan.
Five Ways to Unleash the Power of BIM 
Paper plans and tape measures were once staples on a construction site. Today, however, firms that aren’t arming their employees with the latest electronic tools and leveraging the power of building information modeling (BIM) may be losing out on work.
Retail Market Gains Traction but Still Stands Below Record Levels 

By Amy Fischbach, Freelance Writer


 A turnaround in the housing market often sparks a revival in the retail industry. At this point, there is evidence that’s happening. However, both markets are still not back to pre-recession levels, which is limiting opportunities for electrical contracting firms nationwide.

Naval Hospital Project Raises Bar on Safety and Productivity 
In today’s fast-paced electrical construction industry, it’s not often a project is completed six months ahead of schedule and with no lost time incidents.
Natural History Museum is Heart of New Kansas City Development 
The American Museum of Natural History will soon have a home in the Heartland in Overland Park, Kan.
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