Contributor Blogs

Building Codes are the Backbone of the Built Environment

Building Codes are the Backbone of the Built Environment

by Stephen Jones, Senior Government Relations Regional Manager, International Code Council From superstorms to fires and floods, over 62 million people worldwide were impacted by extreme weather in 2018, according to a recent report by the United Nations. In the U.S. alone, this rise in extreme weather events is having a devastating effect. Researchers at […]

January 30, 2020
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Automation Changes the Future of Business

Automation Changes the Future of Business

By:  Scott Ascher, Vice President of Business Development for Werner Electric Supply How fast is the world changing in the manufacturing industry? Today’s technological evolution is altering automation industries at a much faster pace, in comparison to when I graduated from engineering school in 1991. Back in the 1990’s, as I installed numerous automation systems, […]

August 6, 2019
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The Looming Challenge of Solar Waste

The Looming Challenge of Solar Waste

WASHINGTON, DC … DEFG, a research and advisory firm focused on customer strategy and experience in the utility sector, released “Solar End Stage: Planning and Risk Scenarios for Removal of Solar.” The research was developed as part of Solar IQ, combining research with customer-facing content aligned to the solar customer journey. The research clearly points […]

July 22, 2019
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How To Make A Good Lighting Job Great

How To Make A Good Lighting Job Great

Observations from CLCA Beautification Lighting Judge Bruce Dennis Recently, I had the pleasure of being a residential landscape lighting judge for the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) 61st Annual Beautification Awards. There were 12 competing landscape contractors from the Orange County Chapter who submitted their jobs for various awards.  The lighting awards were graded on […]

July 2, 2019
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Understanding Bundled Cable

Understanding Bundled Cable

By Rudy Hanecak, General Manager of One-Pull Wire and Cable Solutions “Would you like HBO included in your bundled cable package?” Nope, we’re not talking about that type of bundled cable. We’re talking about 20-conductor-or-more wire bundles that electrical contractors pull through tray and conduits, like these giants below: Whether it is building wire, Cat5E, […]

April 18, 2019
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Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

   LED lighting industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components     By Mike Thomas   Direct sourcing of electronic components for the LED lighting industry used to be pretty simple.  An OEM would order direct from the manufacturer or through authorized distributors to obtain any required components. […]

March 1, 2019
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Improving on the Original Westinghouse Iso-Phase Bus Design

Improving on the Original Westinghouse Iso-Phase Bus Design

by Del Williams, Power PR   Not only does the Westinghouse design live on, but iterative improvements to insulators, mountings and housings make this IPB design even more rugged and reliable Isolated-phase bus (IPB) systems are the critical first link in the power transmission chain.  As a highly reliable method of construction for moving bulk electrical […]

January 22, 2019
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