Matthew Halverson

Serves You Right
With the help of a little business-savvy, residential service work can be a lucrative venture for the electrician who wants to go it alone
Now Hiring: Young Electricians
For almost four years now, electrical industry leaders have nervously shook their heads and wrung their hands at the mere mention of the economic state
Easy In, Easy Out
Easy In, Easy Out
What Happens When Electricity Doesn't Play By the Rules? 1
New research may show that mild electric shocks can travel farther and be more damaging than the medical community once thought.
Leverage When it Counts
When owners and GCs won’t pay up, electrical contractors can ‘lien’ on the law if they follow it to the letter and apply it correctly
Mr. Addiss' Neighborhood
The Electrical Contractor Network, the online community Bill Addiss helped create, has become the model for the way electrical workers around the world will communicate in the 21st century
Product of the Month
Think of the ARC Keeper as a UPS for MH lighting systems.
Product of the Month
The Power of Two
Locked Out
With project labor agreements, unions say they're just trying to bring projects in on-time and under budget. But open-shop contractors say a 'psychological war campaign' is clouding their true intentions
Will Work for Air Time
Unscripted and completely real, "Monster House" shows electricians and contractors what a real deadline is
House of Corrections 1
The do-it-yourself culture may mean big business for home improvement stores, but it may also lead to big headaches for electrical workers
The Energized Look
You may work on a jobsite, but that doesn't mean your closet needs to be full of flannel and denim. Construction clothing manufacturers are combining style and durability in the latest garments for today's electrical workers.
Eco-Industrial Complex
Environmentalists and the construction community typically spend their time fighting each other's every move, but the advent of green building has given them a cause to rally behind
Lost in the Translation
Language has become the biggest obstacle to safety on some jobsites, as Spanish-speaking workers are finding more work in the electrical industry
A Little Time And a Lot of Pressure
Oddly enough, the very same thing that can stop the heart is capable of coaxing it into beating again. Only 50mA of current needs to run through a person's body to shut down its most vital organ, yet a similar shock applied to the chest by means of a machine no larger than a laptop computer can flip a virtual switch to turn it back on.

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