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Electrician Finds Mortar Shell in Home Basement

An electrician working in the basement of a home in Pennsylvania found an unexploded bomb last week. The house is being remodeled, and the …

Renewables Share of U.S. Energy Consumption Highest Since 1930s

Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when …

NYSERDA Announces Support for Seven NY-Based Energy Storage Projects

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced awards to seven New York-based companies to scale-up or demonstrate …

Nonresidential Construction Spending Surges in April

The June 1 Census Bureau release regarding nonresidential construction spending did not just offer good news about April; it also supplied upwardly …

10 Old School Engineering Tools

Like the dodo bird, VCRs, and Jello Pudding Pops, many tools that were once staples in my professional repertoire have now gone the way of the …

Funniest Electrician Bloopers: Part 6

It’s time for Round 6 of <i>EC&M</i> ’s Funniest Electrician Bloopers. Everyone makes mistakes — some are just funnier than others. That’s truly the case in …

Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine

How Smart Buildings Can Actually Grow Dumber<p>Reality may not be keeping up with the rhetoric on intelligent buildings. Here’s a look at why many …

Washington State Delaying Solar Rules

Washington State is delaying the adoption of three 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for new solar photovoltaic systems until July 1, …

Building Energy Management System Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $55 Billion from 2015 to 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research assesses the global market for building energy management systems (BEMSs), including global market forecasts …

The Five Most Important Factors Affecting Arc Flash Injuries

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Distance from the Arc<p>The heat of an electrical arc is referred to as the “incident energy.” This is because the heat is made up of the …

Family Reaches Settlement Over Houston Hilton Pool Electrocution

The family of a man electrocuted in a Hilton Hotel pool in Houston two years ago has reached a final civil settlement with the hotel operators. The …

OSHA Partners with Businesses for National Fall Safety Stand-Down Week

Today is a day like any other. The sun rose. People went to work to build our homes, our businesses and our bridges. By day's end, not all of them …

TALQ Issues White Papers on Outdoor Lighting Software Interfaces

The Technical Working Group at the TALQ Consortium, a project begun in 2012 to create a globally accepted standard for software interfaces to control …

The Basics of Conductor Sizing — Part 1

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Article 700: Emergency Systems

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LEDs Still a Mystery to Many Contractors

As LED products continue to flood the marketplace, electrical contractors must balance the appeal of online buying expedience with the need to fully …

Electricians Rescue Kittens In Wall

Electricians discovered kittens behind a wall in a home they were working in last week. They heard the kittens and cut a hole in the wall to pull one …