The Electric Current Blog
A Q&A with David Singleton, VP of Preconstruction at Singleton Electric Company, Inc.
Singleton Electric’s work on The Corbalis Treatment Plant received awards for two Craftsmanship Awards from The Washington Business Congress, earlier this year.
A Q&A with Charlie DePhillip, Foreman for J.E. Richards’ work on The Reach at The Kennedy Center
J.E. Richards work on The Reach at The Kennedy Center earned the Electrical Alliance contractor two Craftsmanship Awards as well as nomination of the Star Award from The Washington Business Congress.
Electrical Alliance contractors, powered by their well-trained, skilled, union workforce, provide the highest level of quality for the jobs they service and supply workers for. Their workforce’s attention to safety, elevates them above the rest. Thus, it is no wonder that year-over-year Electrical Alliance electricians continue to sweep The Washington Building Congress (WBC) awards.
D.C. area electrical contractor, C3M Power Systems, was recognized as ENR MidAtlantic’s Specialty Contractor of the Year, as selected by ENR’s editors. The electrical contracting firm was also honored with the title of best project, for the MidAtlantic, for their work on the CSX Virginia Tunnel Reconstruction. In addition, C3M was also awarded NECA’s 2019 Project Excellence Award.
It seems like all new electrical projects somehow have something to do with a smart grid at one time or another. What is a smart grid? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes the smart grid as “an intelligent electricity grid—one that uses digital communications technology, information systems, and automation to detect and react to local changes in usage, improve system operating efficiency, and, in turn, reduce operating costs while maintaining high system reliability.”
At this year’s Code Seminar sponsored by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) of the Electrical Alliance, 160 participants — including Electrical Alliance contractors’ representatives and electricians — received important updates and training on the National Electrical Codes (NEC)®. The Code Seminar, held on March 23, focused on the 2017 NEC® Significant Changes and provided updates relevant to Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E) and fire alarm code.
As technology rapidly changes, electrical contractors must stay up-to-date on industry advancements— their jobs depend on it. Advancements in tools, lighting, machinery, accessories and more, frequently allow for electrical jobs to be completed faster, more efficiently and often times even more cost effectively. In addition, many of these advancements help trades workers to be safer on the job.
Starting July 25, 2017, Aarow Electrical Solutions was awarded a contract with JV EGI/HSU to replace the active fire alarm infrastructure within NIH main hospital. There are three 14-story risers plus penthouses in the building 10 hospital East, West, center, and five 8-story risers plus penthouses in the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (CRC), both under one roof, all of which received the new infrastructure.
Year after year, Electrical Alliance contractors demonstrate that they light up the nation’s capital and surrounding metropolitan area. In fact, Electrical Alliance contractors worked on the vast majority of the largest construction projects in the greater D.C. region last year and are essential contributors on many award-winning projects.