January 2010
EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Jan2010, Vol. 109 Issue 1, pC2
Trade Publication
The article presents several statistics related to electrical designs and the construction industry in the U.S. including the number of construction workers who lost their jobs, the drop rate of new constructions in November 2009 and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) ratings.


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