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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
Dec 17, 2013

Slow Ride Up 

In preparation for this month’s cover story, I hopped on a plane in late October and headed to Washington, D.C. My assignment called for me to....More
Nov 15, 2013

Key Changes to the 2014 NEC 

It feels like just the other day when I sat down to share my thoughts on the release of the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Now,....More
Oct 16, 2013

The Many Benefits of Maintenance

When implemented properly, a preventive maintenance program can make all the difference in your electrical system operation....More
Sep 16, 2013

2013 Top 50 Trends

Respondents to this year's Top 50 survey expect steady growth ahead for the electrical construction industry....More
Aug 15, 2013

Hiring and Recruiting Trends in the Electrical Industry

How mobile technology and social media are influencing hiring and recruiting practices at electrical firms....More
Jul 15, 2013

Big Data Fuels Data Center Growth2

Growth in data center construction promises increased work for electrical professionals....More
Jun 16, 2013

Building Energy Intelligence1

Submetering trends in commercial buildings boost energy efficiency efforts....More
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