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  • May 20, 2014
    Commentary

    Driving Down Costs on the Lighting Front  

    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....More
  • Apr 18, 2014
    Commentary

    Onward and Upward  

    Right about this same time last year, we reported the findings from our 2013 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms research project....More
  • Feb 14, 2014
    Commentary

    Feel the Power  

    Many of the articles in this month’s issue focus on the topic of on-site power equipment and systems....More
  • Feb 13, 2014
    Commentary

    Risk Analysis or Arc Flash Study?

    Q. Is it true that a risk analysis can be performed in place of an arc flash study? A. An arc flash study is in fact a “risk analysis” if liberally interpreted using NFPA 70E definitions and OSHA regulatory language. Unfortunately, the term “study” has been misinterpreted and misapplied often....More
  • Jan 20, 2014
    Commentary

    BIM, BAM, BOOM!  

    It doesn’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....More
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