March 2011

Cover Story

Simple Green

Mar 23, 2011 4:51 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

The latest energy-efficient products in the electrical industry...

Other Features

Eco Pioneer

Mar 24, 2011 10:17 AM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college entirely focused on education and training in renewable energy and sustainable design, prepares electrical workers for green jobs...

Measuring Productivity in Construction

Mar 24, 2011 9:57 AM, By Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Heather Moore, MCA, Inc.

Applying the new ASTM standard E2691-09 for measuring construction productivity at task, project, and industry levels...

The Art and Science of Safety

Mar 24, 2011 10:22 AM, By Jill Hermans, Faith Technologies

How generational differences and varied learning styles among employees can influence a safety culture...

Riding the Technology Wave

Mar 24, 2011 10:28 AM, By Brad Dawson, LTV Dynamics

How technology will drive business success for electrical contractors in the new economy...

National Electrical Code

Common Ground and Article 100

Mar 23, 2011 4:02 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Reviewing the most current definitions in the NEC ...

Illustrated Catastrophes

Mar 24, 2011 9:47 AM, 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?

Mar 24, 2011 10:37 AM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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

Stumped by the Code?

Mar 23, 2011 4:18 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

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

Industry Viewpoint

All Things Green

Mar 24, 2011 10:35 AM, By Mike Eby, Editor-in-Chief

Renewable energy and energy efficiency markets take off ...

V/D/V Today

What Lurks in the Ceiling

Mar 24, 2011 10:33 AM, By Brian Hancock, RCDD, Henderson Engineers, Inc.

How to avoid code violations when installing ceiling-mounted equipment...

Project Spotlight

Football Stadium Renovation Scores a Touchdown

Mar 24, 2011 10:16 AM, By Stefanie Kure, Senior Associate Editor

Kansas City Chiefs get $375-million renovation and 450,000-sq-ft expansion to stadium, including $38-million worth of electrical installations...

Contractor Connection

Solar Panels at Guarantee Electrical’s Illinois Office Produce 10% of Its Electrical Power Needs

Mar 23, 2011 4:47 PM

Solar panels produce 10% of electrical contracting firm’s electrical power needs at this location...

Estimating 101

Understanding the Estimating Process — Part 3 of 12

Mar 23, 2011 5:11 PM, By Linda Candels, Candels Consulting

Knowing when and what to bid...

Eye on Safety

Head Protection

Mar 23, 2011 5:14 PM

The latest safety tips, trends and products in the head protection arena...

Calculations Corner

Protective Device Coordination Study — Part 2 of 3

Mar 23, 2011 12:03 PM, By Frank Mercede, P.E., and Joseph N. Mercede, Mercedes Electric Co.

Exploring motor control center protection...

Product Spotlight

Focus on Software

Mar 24, 2011 10:06 AM

Document management software: WebSearch Grid document management software enhances internal and external collaboration, business process workflow, e-mail archiving, corporate compliance, and records retention management scheduling...

Analyze This

Analyze This, March 2011

Mar 23, 2011 11:21 AM

$371.41 million: Amount of U.S. manufacturing technology consumption in January...

Product News

New Products

Mar 24, 2011 10:02 AM

The SureCrimp line of copper compression connectors now includes narrow tang configurations. Designed for tight fitting applications...

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