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Full Research Grants
As of July 21, 2018

Program Overview

Each fall, ELECTRI International publishes a Request for Proposal for research projects that will be selected for funding in January of the following year. Based upon the annual recommendations of the ELECTRI Council, ELECTRI International commissions essential industry research at the finest universities and research institutions throughout the country. At the completion of each research project, the findings are published and disseminated to the entire electrical contracting industry and our allied partners.

The ELECTRI Program Review Committee reviews the submitted proposals and selects 4-5 finalists who will be invited to present their proposals to the entire ELECTRI Council during its annual January meeting. Depending on the amount of funding available for each research cycle and the project budget of indivdual research proposals, the ELECTRI Council will select 3-4 projects for funding.

Each research project will be monitored by a Task force which will work closely with the researchers and provide valuable advice and experience. The researchers are required to provide regular written progress reports to the Task force and ELECTRI International, and are often invited to give an update report during the July Council Meeting and subsequent meetings.

Selection Results for 2018

In January 2018, the ELECTRI Council approved the following three research projects for funding:

  • Digital Transformation at the Frontline Supervision Level for Electrical Contractors, Michael Myers and Guy Skillett, Rhumbix, Inc.
  • The Evolution of the Electrical Contractor as an Integrator, Michael McLin, Maxim Consulting Group
  • Smart Building and Internet of Things (IOT) Impact on Electrical Contracting, Hisham Said, Santa Clara University