Beck Ireland

Staff Writer,
Penton Media
Higher Stakes, Lower Margins 
2009 is year of fierce competition, fewer projects and lower profits for firms on EC&M’s 2010 Top 50 electrical contractors list
Reliable Sources
Setting U.S. standards for solar PV module performance and durability
Social Studies
Optimized websites attracts more customers for electrical contractors than social media sites
Charging Ahead
Building the electric vehicle infrastructure
Arc Flash Review
Industry update on arc flash studies and proposed revisions to safety standards
Risky Business
In an uncertain economic climate, surety providers require more and better bonding capacity from electrical subcontractors
Green Lighting
Staying on top of the latest green requirements in federal codes and standards for lighting products and systems
Experience Required
Inside the training necessary for electrical contractors to become solar integrators
Growing Pains
Despite an increase in the software’s adoption, the electrical industry is still experiencing barriers with BIM
Crime Stoppers
Rise in solar panel theft prompts stronger security measures
Technical Difficulties
When Brian Bernard, controls engineer for Amesbury, Mass.-based Munters Corp., moved from Connecticut to New Hampshire, he hadn't yet completed his bachelor's
The Harder They Fall
On March 6, 2009, a 125-ft stadium light pole at the Bob Shelton Stadium at Hays High School in Buda, Texas, toppled into the adjacent gymnasium, crashing
Minority Report
Update on whether or not certified small and disadvantaged businesses are getting their fair share of stimulus package funds
Renewable Energy Distributed Generation
Can electric utilities keep up with the demand for renewable energy?
Waiting Game
Commercial mortgage foreclosures and federal funding measures shape predictions for the 2010 economic construction climate
Electrical Testing Feed

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