Contractor http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en ABC Predicts Continued Construction Industry Growth in 2015 http://ecmweb.com/business-management/abc-predicts-continued-construction-industry-growth-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/abc-predicts-continued-construction-industry-growth-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/abc-predicts-continued-construction-industry-growth-2015#comments Business Management News Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:37:00 +0000 58381 at http://ecmweb.com Upturn Unfolds http://ecmweb.com/contractor/upturn-unfolds <div class="node-body article-body">The construction industry slipped into a long slump during the recession, but thanks to the strengthening of certain market segments, a more widespread recovery is starting to blossom. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/upturn-unfolds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/upturn-unfolds#comments Contractor Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:29:00 +0000 57951 at http://ecmweb.com Multifamily Market Makes a Comeback http://ecmweb.com/contractor/multifamily-market-makes-comeback <div class="node-body article-body">As electrical subcontractors, we are frequently asked the same two questions: What makes a successful project, and how do you decide where to spend your time and energy regarding the work you perform? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/multifamily-market-makes-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/multifamily-market-makes-comeback#comments Contractor Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:21:00 +0000 57941 at http://ecmweb.com This is Not a Drill http://ecmweb.com/contractor/not-drill <div class="node-body article-body">Oil men have been sinking wells in the rolling plains of North Dakota for more than 50 years, and for most of that time they eked out a relatively modest living while their counterparts in Texas could drill at will and quite literally bathe themselves in the spoils of the endeavor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/not-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/not-drill#comments Contractor Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:05:00 +0000 57911 at http://ecmweb.com The Basics of Electrically Driven Irrigation Equipment http://ecmweb.com/nec/basics-electrically-driven-irrigation-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Irrigation machines, by definition, contain at least one motor [675.2] and thus are special case motor applications. This means Art. 430 applies, except as modified by Art. 675.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/basics-electrically-driven-irrigation-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/basics-electrically-driven-irrigation-equipment#comments Contractor NEC Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:20:00 +0000 57891 at http://ecmweb.com BICSI Field Report: Fall 2014 Conference http://ecmweb.com/low-voltagecommunications/bicsi-field-report-fall-2014-conference <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Knisley, Senior Editorial Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Held September 28 through October 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., the BICSI 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition welcomed IT industry professionals from around the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/low-voltagecommunications/bicsi-field-report-fall-2014-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/low-voltagecommunications/bicsi-field-report-fall-2014-conference#comments Low Voltage/Communications Contractor Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:22:00 +0000 57901 at http://ecmweb.com Public Safety Construction http://ecmweb.com/contractor/public-safety-construction <div class="field-byline"> Information provided by FMI, Raleigh, N.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After a 2% decline in 2014, public safety construction is expected to return to 2% growth in 2015, with construction management-at-risk and design-build arrangements increasing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/public-safety-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/public-safety-construction#comments Contractor Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:07:00 +0000 57871 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 Growing Your Residential Electrical Service Business http://ecmweb.com/business-management/growing-your-residential-electrical-service-business <div class="field-byline"> By Patrick Kennedy, Mister Sparky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hiring the perfect service technician and establishing partnerships or relationships is critical to growing your residential electrical service business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/growing-your-residential-electrical-service-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/growing-your-residential-electrical-service-business#comments Business Management Training Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:59:00 +0000 57881 at http://ecmweb.com Construction Industry to See More Balanced Growth in 2015 http://ecmweb.com/contractor/construction-industry-see-more-balanced-growth-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Dodge Data & Analytics has released its 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/construction-industry-see-more-balanced-growth-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/construction-industry-see-more-balanced-growth-2015#comments Contractor News Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:47:00 +0000 57521 at http://ecmweb.com