Beck Ireland

Staff Writer,
Penton Media
Data Center Efficiency Trends
As data centers increase capacity, can they use less energy?
Firestop Awareness for Electrical Engineers and Contractors
Proper versus improper firestopping techniques and materials in new and retrofit construction
Electrical Contractors Hold Strong Brand Preferences 2
Study reveals electrical contractors retain strong brand preferences
Swanson Rink Set to Open Phoenix Office
The new branch will concentrate on exploring business in the mechanical and electrical engineering firm’s key market segments, which includes data centers, aviation, retail, and corporate facilities
Distracted Driving Policies for Construction Fleets
Aegis Mobility recently released the results of its third annual survey of commercial fleet operators and professional risk managers, which gauges corporate perspectives and attitudes toward employee use of mobile devices while driving on the job
CEA Opposes Energy Department’s Proposed Set-Top Box Regulation 1
In response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding a test procedure for set-top boxes by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its comments in opposition
Electrical Firms Take Top National Safety Honors from AGC
Electrical contractors among the winners in the Specialty Contractor category for the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) presented by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Cyrus One Uses Modular Data Center Design to Speed Process
Recently, CyrusOne used its proprietary Massively Modular facility design strategy on the new building at its Houston West site, which is the fourth company data center completed in a record-setting seven months from groundbreaking to commissioning.
Celebrating Women in the Electrical Industry 1
In observance of the day set aside to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women, we celebrate the work of two women in the electrical industry
Designers Stress Importance of Early Energy Modeling
In a new feature available to members of BuildingGreen, Environmental Building News stresses the importance of modeling “early” and “often” for the biggest savings in energy and costs.
Hurricane Sandy Restoration Efforts
New York electrical contractors continue to get the city back online after Hurricane Sandy
The Battle Over Solar Installations in Massachusetts
Commonwealth’s solar integrators and electrical professionals go to court over solar licensing requirements
Construction Groups Disagree Over Michigan’s Right-to-Work Law 3
With massive budget deficits and high unemployment numbers, states are desperate to find ways to turn around their economies. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but predictably, there is no shortage of debate between union workers and supporters and proponents of “open shop” free labor
Congress Revives and Expands Wind Energy Tax Credits
Fiscal cliff tax deal keeps credits for wind projects in 2013
2013 Electrical Construction Forecast
In 2012, the U.S. economy managed to avoid entering another recession, despite estimates toward the end of the year that put the risk at around 40%.
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