December 2011

COVER STORY

Double Takes

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 PM, By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer

Construction industry analysts hope for a gradual recovery at best while they brace for a second recession next year ...

OTHER FEATURES

Making Labor Cost Reduction a Reality

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 PM, Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Heather Moore, MCA, Inc.

How to use unindentured workers to win electrical jobs and be profitable...

Troubleshooting Tips for AFCI Installations

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 PM, By Gerard Winstanley, NEMA

Basic wiring practices for AFCI-protected circuits...

The Significance of Small Wind-Powered Wind Systems

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 PM, By David Herres, Master Electrician

Stand-alone and utility-interactive, wind turbines rated 100kW or less are an increasingly important part of today’s renewable energy picture...

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

Choosing the Right Raceway

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 PM, By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Although many types of raceway are similar, each exists for particular reasons. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each before making a final selection....

Illustrated Catastrophes- December 2011

Dec 22, 2011 3:31 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

More Code catastrophes uncovered and corrected in these faulty installations...

What’s Wrong Here? December 2011

Dec 24, 2011 5:01 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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

Code Quandaries: Stumped by the Code? December 2011

Dec 21, 2011 12:24 PM, Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

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

INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT

The Year Ahead

Dec 24, 2011 4:58 PM, By Mike Eby, Editor-in-Chief

The good news and bad news for 2012 electrical industry...

INSIDE PQ

What Your IT Equipment Needs From A UPS

Dec 22, 2011 4:02 PM, By Chris Loeffler, Eaton Corp.

How to ensure UPS systems provide reliable power to IT equipment...

CONTRACTOR CONNECTION

ESTIMATING 101

Understanding the Estimating Process — Part 12

Dec 21, 2011 1:27 PM, By Linda Candels, Candels Consulting

Final steps in wrapping up your bid...

AROUND THE CIRCUIT

Solar Power International: Field Report

Dec 21, 2011 12:07 PM, Ward's Dealer Business Magazine, By Mike Eby, Editor-in-Chief

Highlights of Dallas solar convention and trade show...

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Product Spotlight, December 2011

Dec 22, 2011 4:12 PM

ANALYZE THIS

Analyze This, December 2011

Dec 21, 2011 11:59 AM

WHAT'S WRONG HERE?

What’s Wrong Here? December 2011

Dec 24, 2011 5:01 PM, By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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

PRODUCT NEWS

New Products, December 2011

Dec 22, 2011 4:08 PM

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