Michael Eby

Michael
Eby
Editor-in-Chief,
Penton Media

 

Mike received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1986 and an M.S. degree in engineering management in 1994 from the University of South Florida. He is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE).

Prior to joining EC&M as Editor-in-Chief in September 1999, Mike served as the Executive Editor of Transmission & Distribution World magazine for five years. Before joining Penton Media, Mike held various engineering titles within the Substation and Transmission Engineering Groups at Florida Power & Light Co., Juno Beach, FL.

Mike was awarded the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Excellence in Engineering Award in 1993 and has received numerous regional and national editorial awards for his reporting and writing work in the electrical market.

Articles
7x24 Exchange 2013 Spring Conference: Field Report
The 7x24 Exchange 2013 Spring Conference is designed for anyone involved with 7x24 infrastructures — IT, data center, disaster recovery and network/ telecommunication managers, computer technologists, facility or building managers, supervisors, and engineers
2013 Construction Forecast and the Fiscal Cliff
Research analysts and economists offer guidance on which market segments within the construction industry we can rely on to fuel growth in 2013.
2012 Presidential Election Results and the Renewable Energy Market
No matter where your political affiliation lies, I think you would have to agree with this statement: The solar and wind power generation sectors should both benefit from the results of this election.
U.S. Energy Efficiency Initiatives
I’ve presented my views to you on the topic of energy efficiency many times in the past. As you know, I’m a proponent of building energy performance standards, benchmarking initiatives, local/state ordinances, and national programs and standards that push this agenda.
Lean Construction in the Electrical Industry
In the early years of my business career (mid ’80s), I was introduced to the concepts of Total Quality Management.
Working Safely in the Electrical Industry
Each and every one of us has broken a rule at one time or another. I don’t care how much of a conformist you claim to be. If you’re really honest with yourself,
Mobile Apps in the Electrical Construction Industry 5

According to a press release issued by Gartner — an information technology research and advisory company — late last year, Apple and Android app stores offer hundreds of thousands of applications to mobile users. The research firm forecasts that by 2014, there will be more than 70 billion mobile application downloads from app stores every year. That’s a staggering number! This means there’s most likely an app available right now to help you do whatever it is you wish to accomplish.

It's Time to Cut the Cord
Evolution of cordless power tools in recent years continues
Introducing the Redesigned Electrical, Construction & Maintenance Website

After many months of planning, preparation and implementation, ECM has launched a redesigned site with new features.  Users of the site will be able to take advantage of a better search function, easier access to all kinds of content including articles, photo and video galleries, new events, etc.  Navigation throughout the site has also been improved with a new top navigation menu.  In addition, users can easily access webinars, white papers and other content written by popular authors.  Books, magazines and newsletters can all easily be found on the new site.  W

EC&M's Top 30 Electrical Design Firms Unveiled
EC&M turns annual Top 40 design firms list into Top 30 electrical design firms
Lighting Standards Update
What lighting technologies/products are being phased out and which ones are poised to take their place
Will Public-Private Partnerships Take Hold?
Will public-private partnerships (P3s) take hold in the U.S. construction market?
Keeping Up With Electrical Code Changes
Why staying on top of the latest change proposals to the next edition of the National Electrical Code is important
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Industry experts share their knowledge in new monthly opinion column
The Year Ahead
The good news and bad news for 2012 electrical industry
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