January 2011

Cover Story

Willful and Serious Violations

Jan 24, 2011 5:11 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

U.S. Postal Service faces nationwide complaint for electrical safety violations...

Other Features

Silver Streak

Jan 25, 2011 12:12 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

Residential retrofit market expected to benefit as aging U.S. population opts to grow old at home...

Breaking Down the Basics of Cable Pulling

Jan 24, 2011 4:41 PM, By Mark DeVeau, P.E., TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Things to consider before you start your next cable pull...

National Electrical Code

Branch Circuits – Part 1

Jan 24, 2011 4:48 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

The ins and outs of branch circuit installations...

Illustrated Catastrophes, January 2011

Jan 24, 2011 5:22 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

As usual, never consider the following commentary associated with these photos as a formal interpretation of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Without criticizing anyone or any product, the following scenarios present us with serious safety questions....

What’s Wrong Here?

Jan 25, 2011 12:25 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

Can you identify the Code violation(s) in this photo?...

Stumped by the Code?

Jan 24, 2011 4:52 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered...

Industry Viewpoint

Home Sweet Home

Jan 25, 2011 12:24 PM, By Mike Eby, Editor-in-Chief

Remodeling work may breathe new life into struggling residential sector...

V/D/V Today

Firestopping Communications Cabling Systems

Jan 25, 2011 12:20 PM, By Brian Hancock, RCDD, Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Requirements for installing firestopping communications or other low-voltage cabling...

Safety & Security

The Seven Deadly Misconceptions of Arc Flash Labeling

Jan 25, 2011 12:17 PM, By Frank Mercede, P.E., and Joseph N. Mercede, Mercedes Electric Co.

Understanding the misconceptions of arc flash labeling and the tragic consequences of non-compliance...

Project Spotlight

Carrier-Neutral Data Center is Wired for Success

Jan 24, 2011 5:24 PM, By Stefanie Kure, Senior Associate Editor

KST Electric performs electrical installation work on phase one of the $150-million Austin Data Center 2 (ADC2)...

Contractor Connection

Alterman Wins AGC Safe Specialty Contractor of the Year Award

Jan 24, 2011 5:08 PM

San Antonio electrical contracting firm wins AGC Safe Specialty Contractor of the Year award...

Estimating 101

Understanding the Estimating Process - Part 1 of 12

Jan 24, 2011 5:14 PM, By Linda Candels, Candels Consulting

Understanding the estimating process from start to finish...

Around the Circuit

Greenbuild 2010 Sets Attendance Record

Jan 24, 2011 4:38 PM, By Jim Lucy, Chief Editor, Electrical Wholesaling Magazine

Greenbuild sets attendance record, focuses on building sustainable structures...

Eye on Safety

Eye Protection

Jan 24, 2011 5:18 PM

The latest safety tips, trends and products in the construction eyewear arena...

Calculations Corner

Arc Flash Calculations Clarified

Jan 24, 2011 4:44 PM, By Frank Mercede, P.E., and Joseph N. Mercede, Mercedes Electric Co.

Performing sample arc flash computations using the IEEE Std 1584 method...

Product Spotlight

Focus on Boxes and Enclosures

Jan 25, 2011 12:27 PM

Dust- and watertight, the NBF Series of latchable plastic enclosures is designed to meet NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4x, 12, 13, and IEC529-IP66 requirements...

Analyze This

Analyze This, January 2011

Jan 24, 2011 4:17 PM

Percentage jump in average office rents during the fourth quarter of 2010, marking the first increase since the second quarter of 2008...

Product News

New Electrical Products, January 2011

Jan 25, 2011 12:30 PM

The Trinergy modular UPS system offers 99% energy efficiency by combining all three standard functioning modes...

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