Mark Lamendola

Tip of the Week: Use NFPA 70E to Guide Your Safety Program
Understanding how the safety standard is arranged will help you find the sections relevant to your work.
Curing Customer Confusion, Part 1
Training employees thoroughly is essential, but sometimes you also have to train your customers about proper procedures.
Article 701: Legally Required Standby Systems 
The legally required standby system can easily be a victim of confusion with optional standby systems and backup systems.
Tip of the Week: Properly Allocate Your Motor Maintenance Resources
Keep track of failure causes and which have the greatest dollar impact.
Kill That Watt 3
Kilowatt calculations typically are used to determine the amounts of power used by inductive loads such as motors.
How Good is Good Enough When it Comes to Electrical Work?
On some jobs, insisting on perfection may turn out to be costly and counterproductive.
Save Energy Through Smart Feeder Design 6
Making different choices throughout a project can result in long-term energy savings.
Tip of the Week: Don’t Let the Size of the NEC Scare You Off
Understanding how the guide is organized and arranged will make it easier to find the information you're looking for.
Tip of the Week: NFPA 70E Requirements Do Apply to You
Both OSHA and the courts put a heavy weight on following industry standards
Article 700: Emergency Systems 
Article 700 is the first in a series of NEC Articles about on-site power systems, including 700, 701, 702, 705, and 708.
Curing the Cash Crunch
Don't skimp on essentials or resort to underbidding to solve cash flow problems.
Tip of the Week: Proper Motor Maintenance
Your focus should be on the most critical motors, not necessarily the ones most prone to failures.
Watt’s Going on in That Circuit? 4
Using the simple E x I watt calculation will help you make informed decisions about lamping replacements and other upgrades.
Is High-Quality Workmanship Worth It?
Underbidding on a job and cutting corners to save money will undermine your company's reputation for quality.
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