Beck Ireland

Staff Writer
Penton Media
Articles by Beck Ireland
Performance Anxiety
Can intelligent buildings help close the LEED information gap?
Tools of the Trade
Contractors and maintenance staff think outside the toolbox to reveal some unexpected electrical tools of the trade
Fair Trade
OSHA evaluates product safety compliance mechanisms in the interest of U.S.-European trade agreements
Keeping Track
Electrical contractors do much more than track their fleets with the help of mobile resource management (MRM)
Transformers
In Alameda, Calif., a single-screen movie theater was restored to its original purpose and Art Deco glory after incarnations as a roller skating rink
Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control?
Galvanized rigid steel and aluminum are the traditional materials for electrical conduit, but since their introduction in the 1960s, plastic and competitive
Survival of the Fittest: Top 50 Electrical Contractors 2009 
With depleted backlogs and fewer projects on the horizon, the firms on EC&M's 2009 Top 50 electrical contractors list restructured in 2008 to face the challenges this year and beyond.
After Shock: Inside Electrical Trauma 5
Symptoms and treatment in the aftermath of electrical injury
Danger Uncovered
Are shorter schedules and tighter budgets putting electrical workers at risk in the trenches?
Multitaskers
How electrical contractors can increase profits by pulling double duty with structured cabling services divisions
2009 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms
EC&M magazine ranks the year’s biggest electrical design firms
Selling Up Without Selling Out 3
Tops tips for selling lighting upgrades to building owners and facilities managers
Module Behavior
Prolonging PV module life by improving inverter maintenance and manufacturing
Barriers to BIM
The philosophy behind Building Information Modeling (BIM) is more than the sum of its technological capabilities. Proponents of BIM claim that beyond
Data Driven 1
Before the advent of online submittal forms, the product submittals process was a tedious paper chase for commercial electrical contractor Brian Swain,
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