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May is Construction Industry Safety Month

By Jerry Rivera, Washington, DC NECA Safety Director

Everyone knows that construction sites can be of particular danger to the untrained eye. It is for this reason that the construction industry has designated May as the National safety Month for construction. It is during this time that you can witness the construction industry taking a stand for safety. Below are just a few of the safety stand-downs that are scheduled for 2017.

The Future of Green Building Performance

By Mark Bryan, Director, National Capital Region, United States Green Building Council

Although “going green” has never been easier for building owners, identifying a starting point and navigating the plethora of technologies and services to achieve sustainability goals can prove daunting.   USGBC has led the global movement toward building green for over two decades, and we believe that performance management enabled by advances in both hardware and software is the next evolutionary step in moving towards greater energy and cost efficiency in green buildings.

Big on BICSI Certification? Try the Electrical Alliance

If you’re one of the many employers who requires the gold standard of BICSI certification, you’ll find the Electrical Alliance has exceptionally qualified workers. Many International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 26 members are BISCI certified, thanks in part to free training offered by the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). Of the nearly 50 training courses that JATC offers each semester in the Washington, D.C., area, four are BICSI certifications.

Electrical Alliance Continues its Support of SkillsUSA

By Mike Miller, JATC Assistant Director

This year, 27 participants competed in the SkillsUSA residential wiring competition in our area. Fifteen competed in Virginia at the Blue Ridge Technical Center and 12 participants competed at Southern Maryland’s North Point High School. Several JATC instructors acted as judges for the competition.

“Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!” – Let The Good Times Roll!

By Michael Mock, VP of Industry Development, The Electrical Alliance

Economists’ projections for construction activity in the Washington, D.C. market are extremely bullish. A number of experts are confident that 2017 will be an excellent year for the industry and they are confident that 2018 will be equally strong.

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Green Banks Growing in Popularity

By Michael Mock

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently released a study reporting that jobs in the renewable energy sector – particularly solar and wind projects – have grown 20% annually for the past several years. Now with more than 4 million jobs nationwide, the EDF reports job growth in this sector is 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy.

A Skilled Workforce Starts with Apprenticeship

Electrical Alliance contractors offer a high quality finished product that is delivered safely and on time. This level of quality is made possible by employing a workforce of highly-skilled electricians, trained at the Washington, D.C. JATC. Watch the video to learn how this self-funded training comes together and ultimately results in impressive finished products on hundreds of commercial electrical projects around Washington, D.C. metro region.