Industry Viewpoint http://ecmweb.com/blog/24921/feed en Online Buying Trends of Small Electrical Contractors http://ecmweb.com/blog/online-buying-trends-small-electrical-contractors <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It should come as no surprise to anyone that you can buy just about anything you want on the Internet today.</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/online-buying-trends-small-electrical-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/online-buying-trends-small-electrical-contractors#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:09:00 +0000 111001 at http://ecmweb.com Photovoltaics Market is Shining Bright http://ecmweb.com/blog/photovoltaics-market-shining-bright <div class="node-body blog-body">Why photovolatics may be the next oil and gas market</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/photovoltaics-market-shining-bright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/photovoltaics-market-shining-bright#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:58:00 +0000 108371 at http://ecmweb.com Explosive Growth on the App Front http://ecmweb.com/blog/explosive-growth-app-front <div class="node-body blog-body">How electrical apps are fueling growth in the mobile construction workforce</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/explosive-growth-app-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/explosive-growth-app-front#comments Computers & Software content Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:58:00 +0000 107001 at http://ecmweb.com 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 Slow Ride Up http://ecmweb.com/blog/slow-ride <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In preparation for this month&rsquo;s cover story, I hopped on a plane in late October and headed to Washington, D.C. My assignment called for me to take part in the 2014 McGraw Hill Construction Outlook Conference and learn what I could about the future demands for building in our country. I&rsquo;m happy to report that the general mood of the event was fairly upbeat, as presenters and attendees alike projected an air of cautious optimism with regard to the future of the construction industry.</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/slow-ride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/slow-ride#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:31:00 +0000 38971 at http://ecmweb.com Key Changes to the 2014 NEC http://ecmweb.com/blog/key-changes-2014-nec <div class="node-body blog-body">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, three years later, I’m shaking my head in disbelief as we put the final touches on this important issue. </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/key-changes-2014-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/key-changes-2014-nec#comments NEC Silver Industry Viewpoint Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:37:00 +0000 37551 at http://ecmweb.com