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May 18, 2015

Let’s All Agree to Get Smarter About Electrical Safety 

How electrical apps are fueling growth in the mobile construction workforce....More
Apr 20, 2015

The Strange and Mysterious World of LEDs 

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....More
Mar 19, 2015

Online Buying Trends of Small Electrical Contractors 

It should come as no surprise to anyone that you can buy just about anything you want on the Internet today....More
Feb 16, 2015

Photovoltaics Market is Shining Bright 

Why photovolatics may be the next oil and gas market....More
Jan 22, 2015

Explosive Growth on the App Front 

How electrical apps are fueling growth in the mobile construction workforce....More
Dec 18, 2014

Chugging Right Along 

As we look back on 2014, the construction market continued on its slow and steady ride of improvement....More
Oct 18, 2014

Shock Hazards in the Water — Part 2 

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....More
Sep 17, 2014

The Big Get Bigger 

Inside EC&M's Top 50 electrical contracting firms....More
Aug 18, 2014

Shock Hazards in the Water 

How to reduce the hazards of electric shock drowning near boatyards and marinas....More
Jul 15, 2014

Casting a Wider Net with Motor Efficiency Standards 

Four years ago, we reported on new federal motor efficiency standards that were set to take effect throughout the industry....More
May 20, 2014

Driving Down Costs on the Lighting Front 

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....More
Apr 18, 2014

Onward and Upward 

Right about this same time last year, we reported the findings from our 2013 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms research project....More
Mar 19, 2014

Let’s Talk 

I believe one of the best ways for me to learn new skills and enhance my knowledge on a specific topic is to discuss it with an expert, or at least....More
Feb 14, 2014

Feel the Power 

Many of the articles in this month’s issue focus on the topic of on-site power equipment and systems....More
Jan 20, 2014


It doesn’t seem all that long ago when we mentioned the topic of building information modeling (BIM), we did so with an eye to the future....More
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