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Feb 15, 2017

Microgrids Begin to Make Inroads 

Over the last year-and-a-half or so, we’ve published quite a few articles that focused on new technologies or market trends we think you should keep....More
Jan 20, 2017

Make an Investment in Training 

I just returned home to Kansas City after spending most of the week in the Boston area. I was in Cambridge, Mass., to co-manage the last of our 2017....More
Nov 18, 2016

Improving Safety One Rule at a Time 

After reviewing more than 4,000 proposals and acting on each one of them, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published the 2017 National....More
Jun 20, 2016

The Big Just Get Bigger 

Total revenue reported by this year’s Top 40 Electrical Design Firms was at an all-time record high — $1.808 billion....More
Mar 18, 2016

2017 NEC Revisions Address a Rapidly Changing Power Production Market 

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s quite a buzz of activity taking place on the renewable energy, on-site power generation, and energy storage....More
Feb 18, 2016

The Evolution of the Smart Building 

It’s interesting to see how commercial building design has shifted over the years to a more holistic approach focused on the needs of the building....More
Nov 17, 2015

Energy Storage Market Outlook Appears Bullish 

The energy storage market appears to be primed for double-digit growth the next several years....More
Oct 16, 2015

An Internet for the Manufacturing World 

It was obvious when the completed surveys started to roll in this year that the top electrical contractors in the country were feeling pretty good....More
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
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