6 ELECTRICALCONTRACTOR | SEP. 14 | WWW.ECMAG.COM
PUBLISHER John W. Maisel
EDI TOR Andrea E. Klee
SENIOR EDI TOR Julie H. Mazur
SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDI TOR Timothy E. Johnson
EDI TORIAL/MULTIMEDIA ASSIS TAN T Matt Kraus
CIRCULATION MANAGER Astra J. Hudson
BUSINESS/PRODUC TION MANAGER Dominique M. Minor
ART DIREC TION: Paul Philpott/Bono Tom Studio, Inc.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & U TILI T Y BUSINESS Chuck Ross
ARC FLASH SAFE T Y Jim Phillips
CODE Jim Dollard
CODE Michael Johnston
CODE Charles R. Miller
CODE Mark C. Ode
ESTIMATING Stephen Carr
ENERGY MANAGEMEN T & SECURIT Y Darlene Bremer
FIBER OPTICS Jim Hayes
FINANCIAL Denise R. Norberg-Johnson
FIRE/LIFE SAFE T Y S YS TEMS Wayne D. Moore
LEGAL Gerard W. Ittig
LIGHTING Craig DiLouie
POWER QUALIT Y Richard P. Bingham
RESIDENTIAL David E. Shapiro
SAFETY Joe O’Connor
SAFETY Tom O’Connor
SERVICE/MAINTENANCE Andrew McCoy & Fred Sargent
TOOLS Jeff Griffin
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EDITOR’S EYE BY ANDREA E. KLEE
Old and New
Some of you may wonder what took us so long to get into the mobile app
world, while others may be concerned that we’re moving away from your beloved
print publication. Well, we wanted to make sure we were providing something of
value for those readers who wished to check out the publication on their smartphones and tablets, but we also are completely dedicated to continue to provide
the old-school magazine for anyone who wants it.
This age of media dictates that publications must be available in every and any
format that readers want to use, so that is our intention with these new products.
We want to ensure that the content we’re creating—to help electrical contractors
succeed in their business—is there, and everywhere. So, if you want the print magazine, you got it. If you want to supplement what you read in print with videos and
related content, you soon will be able to get that through the app (and already can
through the website). You can sign up for our e-Newsletter—on the bottom of the
page on www.ecmag.com—so that you know when your new issue is available for
perusing, and you’ll also be treated to exclusive content and up-to-date reporting
that can’t fit within the pages of this book.
You can also interact with us and follow along with what we’re doing through
our social media channels on Twitter (follow @ECmagDotCom) and on Facebook
( www.facebook.com/ElectricalContractorMagazine). Another thing we have this
year is a new editorial position; Matt Kraus joined us some months back to bring
together many of these growing products. He has bumped up our social media
presence, so feel free to say hello.
You may notice the magazine is thicker this month, and, traditionally, that’s
been true of our September issue, which features the NECA Show preview. This is
the issue that is distributed during the convention, so it follows that it’s an important one to the organization that owns this magazine.
We feature some exciting new opportunities for you to mull over, including
branching into ventilation fans, which is a possibility that many electrical contractors probably haven’t explored. Susan Casey checks into it for you and finds
that there’s real potential there, which you can read all about in “Stay Cool,” page
32. Susan also looks at one electrical contractor that did some unusual work at
the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, a project profile you can find on page 122.
Also learn about green project financing through Susan Bloom’s “Cashing In,”
page 110; selective coordination in Jim Phillips’ “Don’t Be Left in the Dark,” page
116; and still more data center opportunities in Darlene Bremer’s “Taming the
Energy Hogs,” page 44. Another cool project profile is Deborah O’Mara’s “
Lauderdale Electric Flies High” on page 60.
Like us, you electrical contractors have to continue to keep up with the industry
that you function within, and our intention has always been to be here for you. That
will not change.
THE HISTORY OF THIS PERIODICAL YOU HAVE in your hands right
now is a long one, but never before have we launched so many new products in
one year as in 2014. In March, we launched our very first e-Newsletter, which
has been going out to 60,000 of you every month since then. To follow up that
release, we’re happy to announce our new mobile app—available in iOS, Android
and Kindle versions—which you can download from i Tunes, Google Play and
the Amazon App Store right now. It features a page-by-page version of the
monthly magazine, a text-only mobile-friendly version and a hybrid solution.