Industry Viewpoint http://ecmweb.com/blog/24921/feed Editor-in-Chief Michael Eby's monthly take on the industry. en Chugging Right Along http://ecmweb.com/blog/chugging-right-along <div class="node-body blog-body">As we look back on 2014, the construction market continued on its slow and steady ride of improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/chugging-right-along" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/chugging-right-along#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:57:00 +0000 57861 at http://ecmweb.com Shock Hazards in the Water — Part 2 http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">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 topic of swimming pools in this earlier editorial, my main focus was really on ponds and lakes where docks and marinas are located.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water-part-2#comments Contractor Design Safety Silver Industry Viewpoint Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:32:00 +0000 54361 at http://ecmweb.com The Big Get Bigger http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger <div class="node-body blog-body">Inside EC&M's Top 50 electrical contracting firms</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +0000 52521 at http://ecmweb.com Shock Hazards in the Water http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water <div class="node-body blog-body">How to reduce the hazards of electric shock drowning near boatyards and marinas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/shock-hazards-water#comments Accidents & Investigations Shock & Electrocution Contractor Design Safety Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:51:00 +0000 51211 at http://ecmweb.com Casting a Wider Net with Motor Efficiency Standards http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards <div class="node-body blog-body">Four years ago, we reported on new federal motor efficiency standards that were set to take effect throughout the industry </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards#comments Motors Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 49081 at http://ecmweb.com Driving Down Costs on the Lighting Front http://ecmweb.com/blog/driving-down-costs-lighting-front <div class="node-body blog-body">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 building load.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/driving-down-costs-lighting-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/driving-down-costs-lighting-front#comments Lighting & Control Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 20 May 2014 16:51:00 +0000 46391 at http://ecmweb.com Onward and Upward http://ecmweb.com/blog/onward-and-upward <div class="node-body blog-body">Right about this same time last year, we reported the findings from our 2013 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms research project. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/onward-and-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/onward-and-upward#comments Design Silver Industry Viewpoint Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:22:00 +0000 44651 at http://ecmweb.com Let’s Talk http://ecmweb.com/blog/let-s-talk <div class="node-body blog-body">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 someone that’s got some experience with the task at hand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/let-s-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/let-s-talk#comments Silver Industry Viewpoint Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:07:00 +0000 43021 at http://ecmweb.com Feel the Power http://ecmweb.com/blog/feel-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Many of the articles in this month’s issue focus on the topic of on-site power equipment and systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/feel-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/feel-power#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Industry Viewpoint Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:58:00 +0000 41531 at http://ecmweb.com BIM, BAM, BOOM! http://ecmweb.com/blog/bim-bam-boom <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It doesn&rsquo;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. There were just a handful of the largest, most progressive contractors/designers using this technology on really big and complex projects. But in the last five years or so, this quickly started to change.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/bim-bam-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/bim-bam-boom#comments Computers & Software Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:44:00 +0000 40281 at http://ecmweb.com