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  • 6 Critical Steps to Help Begin Your BIM Journey

    Contractors are using varying degrees of prefabrication to improve productivity and reduce install time on the jobsite. Contractors agree that adopting building information modeling (BIM) can be a critical accelerator for their prefab strategy, but getting started can be an uphill battle. Here are the six critical steps contractors need to take to get started with BIM.

    08/28/2018

  • Property Management Company Cuts Costs by 75% with LED Lighting

    For an LED lighting upgrade in an older building, LPM Property Management partnered with Graybar.

    07/02/2018

  • Lighting Controls Have Evolved

    Watch Graybar lighting specialist Brad Picht explain how controls have evolved and our approach to implementing wireless controls in your environment.

    06/08/2018

  • Construction Jobsite Best Practices

    How effective is your pre-job planning? Are you going into a new job with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? It can be tempting to rush your pre-job planning and get right into the work. After all, you do not get paid until you have boots on the ground. However, that is often a mistake.

    05/01/2018

  • Electrical Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 - 2016

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries (SOII) to distill information specifically pertaining to fatal and nonfatal occupational electrical injuries. Each year the ESFI publishes electrical injury information in tabular and graphical form on their website.

    04/30/2018

  • Alabama Department of Labor Sees the Light

    An LED upgrade quickly demonstrated its potential value – to not just the offices, but the parking lot and the rest of the facility. With a projected 60,000 hour LED life, the ADOL can now focus on more important maintenance tasks instead of worrying about replacing lamps and ballasts.

    04/27/2018

  • New Tunable Classroom Lighting Technology Makes the Grade

    Tunable light is a new technology that allows you to easily change how warm or cool the light appears in a room. An LED lighting upgrade in one classroom quickly demonstrated how this new technology can not only save money and energy but can also enhance classroom activities.

    04/26/2018

  • Use Pre-Job Planning to Get the Job Done Right

    How effective is your pre-job planning? Are you going into a new job with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? It can be tempting to rush your pre-job planning and get right into the work. After all, you do not get paid until you have boots on the ground. However, that is often a mistake.

    04/26/2018

  • The Future of PoE, Safety Risks and How to Mitigate Them

    In some areas of your network, PoE is as standard as cabling itself while in others it has not gained traction. Currently, PoE powers more than 100 million devices such as wireless access points (APs) and Internet protocol (IP) phones. The limitation has been that current PoE standard only support up to 30W of power to devices which limit its application. The good news — this limit is about to change.

    04/12/2018

  • Should You Outsource Electrical Work?

    If you have the experience in-house or go outside, it is important to remember that OSHA and NFPA 70E require facility management to ensure that all workers are “qualified” to work on specific electrical equipment. ce it is the facility manager’s responsibility for safety, Schneider Electric has provided some topics to cover when you are contracting service providers.

    04/11/2018