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.
The Electrical Alliance is pleased to announce the 2019 graduating class of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) Apprenticeship Program. On Saturday, June 1st, graduates were honored in a celebration held in Greenbelt, MD. These men and women completed the program and became Journeyman Electricians over intensive classroom and job site training. As apprentices, they began earning good wages on day one of their training. With their honed skills and newfound knowledge, these graduates have secured high-paying, in-demand careers that offer generous benefits, all without incurring student loans.
With global warming becoming a major concern, nations around the world are thinking of ways to halt climate change.
What is global warming? According to National Geographic, global warming is the gradual increase of the planet’s overall temperature. This increase correlates with the increase in the human population. Human activity has been labeled as the primary cause of global warming due to the volume of fossil fuels burned. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas caused an increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, and has therefore strengthened the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the process in which the sun’s heat reaches the earth’s atmosphere and gets trapped by greenhouse gases, causing the earth to grow warmer. In simple terms, an increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere causes an increase in the amount of heat absorbed, therefore raising the earth’s temperature.
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.
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.