Contractor http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Ordinance Requires 3rd-Party Testing of City Electricians http://ecmweb.com/business-management/ordinance-requires-3rd-party-testing-city-electricians <div class="node-body article-body">Shelbyville, Indiana, has passed an ordinance requiring third-party testing for city electricians. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/ordinance-requires-3rd-party-testing-city-electricians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/ordinance-requires-3rd-party-testing-city-electricians#comments Business Management Around the Circuit Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:43:00 +0000 107581 at http://ecmweb.com vetkit/iStock/Thinkstock 80% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2015 http://ecmweb.com/business-management/80-construction-firms-plan-expand-headcount-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Eighty percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2015 while only 7% expect to reduce headcounts</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/80-construction-firms-plan-expand-headcount-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/80-construction-firms-plan-expand-headcount-2015#comments Business Management News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000 107441 at http://ecmweb.com Andreas Karelias/iStock/Thinkstock Electrician On Trial for Theft of Codex Pilgrimage Guide http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/electrician-trial-theft-codex-pilgrimage-guide <div class="node-body article-body">The former electrician for Spain's Santiago de Compostela cathedral has been accused of stealing a priceless 12th century Codex Calixtinus.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/electrician-trial-theft-codex-pilgrimage-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/electrician-trial-theft-codex-pilgrimage-guide#comments Around the Circuit Contractor Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:27:00 +0000 107381 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Santiago de Compostela cathedral</p> mercedes rancaño/iStock/Thinkstock Growth Slowing in Home Remodeling in 2015 http://ecmweb.com/contractor/growth-slowing-home-remodeling-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">As the broader housing market continues its sluggish recovery, growth in home improvement spending is also expected to soften throughout the coming year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/growth-slowing-home-remodeling-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/growth-slowing-home-remodeling-2015#comments Contractor News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:18:00 +0000 107301 at http://ecmweb.com A New APProach to Logistics http://ecmweb.com/contractor/new-approach-logistics <div class="node-body article-body">To the uninitiated, a bustling construction site can look like a tangled mass of confusion. Materials stacked here and there, workers and equipment scurrying about like ants, a structure somehow taking shape amidst the apparent chaos. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/new-approach-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/new-approach-logistics#comments Computers & Software Contractor Silver Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:39:00 +0000 107111 at http://ecmweb.com Leveraging Low-Voltage DC Power http://ecmweb.com/low-voltagecommunications/leveraging-low-voltage-dc-power <div class="node-body article-body">The forces for change in the building environment are constantly pressuring electrical systems to do more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/low-voltagecommunications/leveraging-low-voltage-dc-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/low-voltagecommunications/leveraging-low-voltage-dc-power#comments Low Voltage/Communications NEC Silver Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:25:00 +0000 107081 at http://ecmweb.com Shining the Light on Dimming http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/shining-light-dimming <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In general terms, dimmers are devices that vary light level (intensity) of lamps by controlling the amount of power that is delivered to the lamp. Dimming can be controlled by either manual or automatic means.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/shining-light-dimming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/shining-light-dimming#comments Lighting & Control Contractor Training Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:50:00 +0000 107051 at http://ecmweb.com South Coast Electric Reports Rapid Growth in LA County http://ecmweb.com/business-management/south-coast-electric-reports-rapid-growth-la-county <div class="node-body article-body">South Coast Electric has announced that its fourth quarter earnings increased more than 100% over the third quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/south-coast-electric-reports-rapid-growth-la-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/south-coast-electric-reports-rapid-growth-la-county#comments Business Management News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:12:00 +0000 107161 at http://ecmweb.com Labor Department Sues Arkansas Electrical Contractor for Failing to Pay Workers Properly http://ecmweb.com/business-management/labor-department-sues-arkansas-electrical-contractor-failing-pay-workers-properl <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit with the Office of Administrative Law Judges against LRE Royal Electrical Contractors Inc. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/labor-department-sues-arkansas-electrical-contractor-failing-pay-workers-properl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/labor-department-sues-arkansas-electrical-contractor-failing-pay-workers-properl#comments Business Management News Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:17:00 +0000 106631 at http://ecmweb.com Idiots on Ladders Run Rampant http://ecmweb.com/safety/idiots-ladders-run-rampant <div class="node-body article-body">The wait is over, and the winner has been crowned. After receiving more entries than ever before, the Ladder Association’s annual “Idiots on Ladders” contest revealed its “biggest idiot on a ladder,” according to a special report by EHS Today, a sister publication to EC&M.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/idiots-ladders-run-rampant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/idiots-ladders-run-rampant#comments Contractor Safety Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:30:00 +0000 106621 at http://ecmweb.com