For years, subcontractors have learned to live with slow payments. Most of us expect to pay after we receive a service, have a project completed or obtain an item – like a meal or a new tool, or even a new building. But in the world of construction subcontractors, the company completes its work, pays its employees, vendors, etc and then waits around for 60, 90 days or even longer for payment. One group is trying to make this practice fair. That group is the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington.
The result of their efforts is taking shape in the District of Columbia as its Department of General Services prepares to reveal a Website that lists all payments made by the Department of Governmental Services. Once Subcontractors are aware that their prime contractor has been paid, then they can pursue available legal avenues to obtain timely payment for completed work. This results from legislation passed in 2016 that is likely to be a model for similar public displays of payments across the nation.
The demand for better Internet coverage, higher speeds, and data storage is at an all time high. Not only do we want these solutions available to us, we want them now. CyrusOne’s Data Center in Sterling, Virginia is dedicated to providing those solutions.
Together with the Powering America Team of Rosendin Electric and IBEW Local 26, CyrusOne completed one of the fastest data center builds in history. This hyper-scaled project was no problem for these highly-skilled & professional electricians and technicians; in less than a year, it is in the process of completing a combined 340,000 sq. ft. of space that provides 30-megawatts of high speed Internet to the world.
With the holidays fast approaching, The Electrical Alliance wants you to be safe and has put together a few tips for you to keep in mind.