Industry Viewpoint http://ecmweb.com/blog/24921/feed Editor-in-Chief Michael Eby's monthly take on the industry. en The Strange and Mysterious World of LEDs http://ecmweb.com/blog/strange-and-mysterious-world-leds <div class="node-body blog-body">One thing has become quite clear to me recently. There’s still a lot of confusion out there on the LED front among the rank and file of electrical designers, maintenance personnel, and electrical contractors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/strange-and-mysterious-world-leds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/strange-and-mysterious-world-leds#comments Lighting & Control Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:09:00 +0000 114261 at http://ecmweb.com Online Buying Trends of Small Electrical Contractors http://ecmweb.com/blog/online-buying-trends-small-electrical-contractors <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It should come as no surprise to anyone that you can buy just about anything you want on the Internet today.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/online-buying-trends-small-electrical-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/online-buying-trends-small-electrical-contractors#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:09:00 +0000 111001 at http://ecmweb.com Photovoltaics Market is Shining Bright http://ecmweb.com/blog/photovoltaics-market-shining-bright <div class="node-body blog-body">Why photovolatics may be the next oil and gas market</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/photovoltaics-market-shining-bright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/photovoltaics-market-shining-bright#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:58:00 +0000 108371 at http://ecmweb.com Explosive Growth on the App Front http://ecmweb.com/blog/explosive-growth-app-front <div class="node-body blog-body">How electrical apps are fueling growth in the mobile construction workforce</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/explosive-growth-app-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/explosive-growth-app-front#comments Computers & Software content Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:58:00 +0000 107001 at http://ecmweb.com Chugging Right Along http://ecmweb.com/blog/chugging-right-along <div class="node-body blog-body">As we look back on 2014, the construction market continued on its slow and steady ride of improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/chugging-right-along" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/chugging-right-along#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:57:00 +0000 57861 at http://ecmweb.com Shock Hazards in the Water — Part 2 http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">I recently shared my thoughts with you on the danger of electric shock in bodies of water in our August 2014 issue. Although I briefly touched on the topic of swimming pools in this earlier editorial, my main focus was really on ponds and lakes where docks and marinas are located.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water-part-2#comments Contractor Design Safety Silver Industry Viewpoint Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:32:00 +0000 54361 at http://ecmweb.com The Big Get Bigger http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger <div class="node-body blog-body">Inside EC&M's Top 50 electrical contracting firms</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +0000 52521 at http://ecmweb.com Shock Hazards in the Water http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water <div class="node-body blog-body">How to reduce the hazards of electric shock drowning near boatyards and marinas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water#comments Accidents & Investigations Shock & Electrocution Contractor Design Safety Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:51:00 +0000 51211 at http://ecmweb.com Casting a Wider Net with Motor Efficiency Standards http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards <div class="node-body blog-body">Four years ago, we reported on new federal motor efficiency standards that were set to take effect throughout the industry </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards#comments Motors Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 49081 at http://ecmweb.com Driving Down Costs on the Lighting Front http://ecmweb.com/blog/driving-down-costs-lighting-front <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone should be well aware of the fact that lighting load in a commercial or educational type building runs at about 30% to 40% of the total building load.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/driving-down-costs-lighting-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/driving-down-costs-lighting-front#comments Lighting & Control Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 20 May 2014 16:51:00 +0000 46391 at http://ecmweb.com