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Filing a mechanics lien is great protection — but only if it's available

The ability to file a mechanics lien is a powerful tool for construction industry participants to guard against nonpayment. Possessing a valid, enforceable mechanics lien can virtually guarantee that a construction company will...

source: By Nate Budde
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IEC is renewing its Political Education Fund sponsorship program for 2018. As PEF Patriot sponsor, you will help to fund a key part of IEC's advocacy efforts that helps promote the interests of the merit shop electrical contracting industry in Washington and across the nation.

source: IEC

The reputation of the solar industry relies on the work of qualified electricians, says Gawler installer Steven Zilm. "It’s experience-based," Zilm said. "You're not going to learn it all sitting in a classroom....

source: EcoGeneration

Maybe you've had a run of great luck and you're swamped with electrical work. Maybe the potential client is giving off hinky vibes. Or maybe you just don't want to deal with a job rehabbing a building's wiring that promises to be more trouble than it's worth. Whatever the...


In December 2017, Congress approved a huge tax bill that will impact citizens and businesses greatly in 2018. Many are criticizing the bill for giving breaks to large corporations and the wealthy, but how will these changes impact small businesses and self-employed individuals?...


At some point, you'll be faced with the question of how to install a standby generator. Commercial gigs where electricity is vital — say a hospital, veterinarian's office, or nursing home — or a residential gig with a client who is cautious or can't afford to...


Because EC&M readers continue to rank the National Electrical Code (NEC) as their No. 1 most-important topic, it's not surprising that one of the most popular photo galleries of 2017 was the "10 Craziest Code Violations of 2016." So once again this year, for your viewing...

source: Electrical Construction and Maintenance


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