Contractor http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Make an Investment in Training http://ecmweb.com/blog/make-investment-training <div class="node-body blog-body">I just returned home to Kansas City after spending most of the week in the Boston area. I was in Cambridge, Mass., to co-manage the last of our 2017 National Electrical Code Change conferences.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/make-investment-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/make-investment-training#comments Contractor Training Silver Industry Viewpoint Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:00:00 +0000 144341 at http://ecmweb.com The Benefits of 3D Scanning http://ecmweb.com/contractor/benefits-3d-scanning <div class="node-body article-body">One of the final phases of the construction process is to provide plans that exhibit the “as-built” conditions.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/benefits-3d-scanning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/benefits-3d-scanning#comments Contractor Silver Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:28:00 +0000 144401 at http://ecmweb.com The 10 Commandments of the Chief Estimator http://ecmweb.com/estimating/10-commandments-chief-estimator <div class="node-body article-body">Any electrical contractor’s opportunity for success begins with the estimating department. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/estimating/10-commandments-chief-estimator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/estimating/10-commandments-chief-estimator#comments Estimating Silver Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:21:00 +0000 144381 at http://ecmweb.com Hiring Practices for Tomorrow’s Next-Level Growth http://ecmweb.com/business-management/hiring-practices-tomorrow-s-next-level-growth <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re like most electrical contractors, you probably hire electrical workers to fulfill immediate needs. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/hiring-practices-tomorrow-s-next-level-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/hiring-practices-tomorrow-s-next-level-growth#comments Business Management Silver Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:09:00 +0000 144361 at http://ecmweb.com Oregon County Faces Electrical Inspector Shortage http://ecmweb.com/contractor/oregon-county-faces-electrical-inspector-shortage <div class="node-body article-body">The Linn County Commission in Oregon </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/oregon-county-faces-electrical-inspector-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/oregon-county-faces-electrical-inspector-shortage#comments Contractor Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:54:00 +0000 144331 at http://ecmweb.com Trigem777/iStock/Thinkstock Builders Confident at Year's End: NAHB http://ecmweb.com/business-management/builders-confident-years-end-nahb <div class="node-body article-body">Confidence among single-family home builders reached a post-recession high in December.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/builders-confident-years-end-nahb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/builders-confident-years-end-nahb#comments Business Management Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:31:00 +0000 144191 at http://ecmweb.com Image Source Pink/Image Source/Thinkstock Avoiding Fun and Games in Employee Retention http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/avoiding-fun-and-games-employee-retention <div class="node-body article-body">A management culture that emphasizes open communication will help you keep your best workers.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/avoiding-fun-and-games-employee-retention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/avoiding-fun-and-games-employee-retention#comments Business Management Electrical Testing Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:13:00 +0000 144161 at http://ecmweb.com IEC National Elects 2017 Board of Directors http://ecmweb.com/contractor/iec-national-elects-2017-board-directors <div class="node-body article-body">The Independent Electrical Contractors elected its 2017 Board of Directors during its annual convention, IECCon16.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/iec-national-elects-2017-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/iec-national-elects-2017-board-directors#comments Contractor Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:44:00 +0000 144131 at http://ecmweb.com iStock/Thinkstock Tip of the Week: Are Your People Sloppy? http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-are-your-people-sloppy <div class="node-body article-body">A focus on the quality of the work completed instead of how quickly it is done will pay off with greater customer satisfaction.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-are-your-people-sloppy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-are-your-people-sloppy#comments Business Management Electrical Testing Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:44:00 +0000 144121 at http://ecmweb.com Steady as She Goes http://ecmweb.com/blog/steady-she-goes <div class="node-body blog-body">As we look ahead to 2017 and beyond, there seems to be quite a bit of uncertainty out there on many fronts.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/steady-she-goes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/steady-she-goes#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:00:00 +0000 144001 at http://ecmweb.com